Intercurrent autoimmune conditions in classic and non-ulcer interstitial cystitis.

  title={Intercurrent autoimmune conditions in classic and non-ulcer interstitial cystitis.},
  author={Ralph Peeker and Liliana Atanasiu and Y R Logadottir},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  volume={37 1},
OBJECTIVE Interstitial cystitis (IC) is known to be one of the most bothersome conditions encountered in urological practice. It is frequently divided into two subtypes: classic and non-ulcer. Several authors have reported on autoantibodies in patients with IC and clinical and histopathological findings show similarities with those in some autoimmune disorders. Furthermore, IC has been shown to be associated with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome and… CONTINUE READING
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