Interstitial Cystitis

Curr Opin Urol. 2002 Jan;12(1):69-74. doi: 10.1097/00042307-200201000-00013.

Abstract

Appropriate diagnostic tests for interstitial cystitis remain uncertain. One or more promising markers for this disease have been described which may provide a noninvasive means for diagnosis as well as clues to pathogenesis of this disease. Treatment remains empiric.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / diagnosis
  • Biomarkers / urine
  • Cystitis, Interstitial / diagnosis*
  • Cystitis, Interstitial / etiology*
  • Cystitis, Interstitial / pathology
  • Cystitis, Interstitial / therapy
  • Glycosaminoglycans / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Mast Cells / physiology
  • Neurogenic Inflammation / complications
  • Permeability
  • Toxins, Biological / urine
  • Urinary Bladder / metabolism

Substances

  • Biomarkers
  • Glycosaminoglycans
  • Toxins, Biological