The Role of Immunoglobulin E in the Pathogenesis of Ketamine Related Cystitis and Ulcerative Interstitial Cystitis: An Immunohistochemical Study.

@article{Jhang2016TheRO,
  title={The Role of Immunoglobulin E in the Pathogenesis of Ketamine Related Cystitis and Ulcerative Interstitial Cystitis: An Immunohistochemical Study.},
  author={Jia-Fong Jhang and Y H Hsu and Yuan-Hong Jiang and Hann-Chorng Kuo},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2016},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={E581-7}
}
BACKGROUND A previous study revealed elevated serum Immunoglobulin E (IgE) in ketamine related cystitis (KC) patients. IgE might participate the pathogenesis of different types of bladder pain syndromes, including KC and interstitial cystitis (IC). OBJECTIVES To investigate the IgE expression in KC and IC bladder tissue. STUDY DESIGN Prospective evaluation. SETTING The study was conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital. METHODS We investigated the bladder IgE… CONTINUE READING
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