The symptoms are similar to acute bacterial prostatitis
, but are less severe and can fluctuate in intensity.
When acute bacterial prostatitis
is suspected, midstream urine is examined for bacterial culture, and blood cultures and blood are examined for complete blood count, C-reactive protein, procaltitonin, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
Prostatic abscess is an uncommon condition, often difficult to clinically discern from acute bacterial prostatitis
UTIs in older men are frequently associated with acute bacterial prostatitis
, which can be fatal if not treated immediately.
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.