Interstitial cystitis pathogenesis and treatment.

  title={Interstitial cystitis pathogenesis and treatment.},
  author={Robert Dale Mayer},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  volume={20 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Interstitial cystitis remains an idiopathic illness characterized by urinary frequency, urgency and pelvic pain with substantial morbidity in those affected. There is significant variability in the presentation, severity of symptoms and response to therapy. This review focuses on recent findings on the possible pathogenesis and potential treatments for this disease. RECENT FINDINGS Interstitial cystitis is manifested by sensory hypersensitivity. A small volume of urine will… CONTINUE READING