Japanese guideline for diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis.

  title={Japanese guideline for diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis.},
  author={Yukio Homma and Tomohiro Ueda and Takaaki Ito and Mineo Takei and Hikaru Tomoe},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  volume={16 1},
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a disease of the urinary bladder with lower urinary tract symptoms such as urinary frequency, bladder hypersensitivity and/or bladder pain and resultant serious impairment of quality of life. In Japan, assuming that IC is very rare, research activity and medical care of IC have been sparse until 2001, when the Society of Interstitial Cystitis of Japan (SICJ) and a patient support group were founded.(1,2) Subsequently the International Consultation on Interstitial… CONTINUE READING