Acute bacterial prostatitis
comes on suddenly and can have severe symptoms that may require hospitalization, whereas chronic bacterial prostatitis may have no symptoms other than those of a recurring bladder infection.
Between December 1995 and June 1996, we investigated 24 patients with acute bacterial prostatitis
(ABP), using a prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) nested reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR assay  to detect prostate epithelial cell dissemination in peripheral blood.
The term prostatitis actually encompasses four disorders: Acute bacterial prostatitis
, Chronic bacterial prostatitis, Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) and Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.
Urologic consultation confirmed the diagnosis of acute bacterial prostatitis
Category I: Acute bacterial prostatitis
(ABP) which is associated with severe prostatitis symptoms, systemic infection and acute bacterial UTI.