Overview summary statement. Diagnosis and management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)

Urology. 2002 Dec;60(6 Suppl):1-4. doi: 10.1016/s0090-4295(02)01979-9.


Members of the Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network (CPCRN) met in a 1-day symposium to review recent findings and to debate unanswered issues in the diagnosis and management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The meeting was focused on producing an overview summary statement that would, as nearly as possible, represent the consensus views of the attendees. As discussed below, the participants agreed that a history, physical examination, and urinalysis/urine culture are mandatory for the evaluation of all patients presenting with CP/CPPS, with other assessments categorized as recommended or optional, depending on the history and physical findings. Observations and suggestions regarding first- and second-line therapies are also offered, with the recognition that randomized, placebo-controlled trials to guide selection of therapies for chronic nonbacterial prostatitis are currently lacking.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers / analysis
  • Chronic Disease
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Infections / complications
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Male
  • Pelvic Pain / diagnosis
  • Pelvic Pain / microbiology
  • Pelvic Pain / therapy
  • Prostatitis / diagnosis*
  • Prostatitis / microbiology
  • Prostatitis / therapy*


  • Biomarkers