Ketamine cystitis: an emerging diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2012 Oct;73(10):576-9. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2012.73.10.576.

Abstract

Ketamine abuse is increasingly common in the UK. Ketamine-induced cystitis can cause serious damage to the urinary tract. This emerging problem presents a new diagnostic challenge and is very likely to increase in incidence over the coming years.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cystitis / chemically induced*
  • Cystitis / diagnosis
  • Cystitis / physiopathology
  • Cystitis / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs / adverse effects*
  • Ketamine / adverse effects*
  • Substance-Related Disorders* / epidemiology
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology

Substances

  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Ketamine