Intravesical steroid instillation--a novel therapeutic intervention for idiopathic urethritis of childhood

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Apr;19(2):105-7. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1039193. Epub 2009 Feb 6.


Idiopathic urethritis is a disorder that typically occurs in male children between the ages of 5 and 15 years. The commonest symptoms are blood stained urethral discharge, urethral bleeding between episodes of micturition and dysuria. As the aetiology is poorly understood, there is no reliable means of treating this condition. In this case report we describe the use of intravesical steroid instillation in such patients to alleviate symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Intravesical
  • Child
  • Dysuria / etiology
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage*
  • Hematuria / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methylprednisolone / administration & dosage*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urethritis / complications
  • Urethritis / diagnosis
  • Urethritis / drug therapy*


  • Glucocorticoids
  • Methylprednisolone