[Interstitial cystitis. Current aspects of diagnosis and therapy].


Interstitial cystitis is a chronic, heterogeneous syndrome that is characterized by the classic symptoms of bladder pain, nycturia, and pollakiuria. Population studies have shown an increase in prevalence and incidence. Different hypotheses exist about the etiology and pathogenesis. Epithelial dysfunction and neuro-urothelial interaction are the most… (More)