Interstitial cystitis and the urethral syndrome: a possible answer.


A study was made of 20 patients fulfilling the criteria customarily used for the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis. A possible infective aetiology was sought by culture of bladder tissue, catheter and midstream specimens of urine, and urethral swabs by methods capable of detecting fastidious bacteria as well as aerobic pathogens. All bladder biopsies… (More)


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@article{Wilkins1989InterstitialCA, title={Interstitial cystitis and the urethral syndrome: a possible answer.}, author={E. Gordon Wilkins and Stephen R. Payne and Patrick J Pead and Stephen T. Moss and R M Maskell}, journal={British journal of urology}, year={1989}, volume={64 1}, pages={39-44} }