Prevalence of interstitial cystitis in first-degree relatives of patients with interstitial cystitis.

@article{Warren2004PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of interstitial cystitis in first-degree relatives of patients with interstitial cystitis.},
  author={John W. Warren and Theresa L Jackson and Patricia W Langenberg and Deborah J Meyers and Jianfeng Xu},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={17-21}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare, in a pilot study, the prevalence of interstitial cystitis (IC) among first-degree relatives of patients with IC with the prevalence of IC in the general population. Often the first evidence that a disease may have a genetic susceptibility is the demonstration of family aggregation of the disease. METHODS Members of the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) were mailed a survey inquiring about the prevalence of the disease or consistent symptoms in first-degree family… CONTINUE READING

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