What is the significance of a finding of 10 or more white blood cells per high-power field (WBCs/HPF) in the evaluation for chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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CBP is also associated with prostatic inflammation, which is 10 or more white blood cells per high-power field (WBCs/HPF). This is not a specific finding; it is commonly associated with nonbacterial prostatitis, asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, urethritis, prostatic stones, or recent ejaculation and therefore does not add significant clinical information to aid in diagnosis.


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