Prostate mapping tool aids in CP/CPPS diagnosis

September 1, 2004

San Francisco--Once infection has been ruled out as a cause of a man's pelvic pain, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is the diagnosis. Although a symptom and problem index is available to help clinicians and researchers follow the patient's progress, there is no objective test that helps clinch a diagnosis, define the extent of disease, or measure its progression or regression.