- Prevalence in United States between 500,000 and one million
- 85-90% of patients are women
- Severe cases account for 10% of total
- Subacute onset common, with full development of symptom complex in weeks to months
- Subsequent major deterioration is the exception, not the rule
- Symptom severity waxes and wanes in intensity
- Up to 50% of patients experience temporary spontaneous symptom remission with mean duration of 8 months
- Childhood bladder problems 10-times more common in IC patients than controls
- IC patients have twice the incidence of history of urinary infection as do controls
- Quality of life of IC patients as compared to patients with chronic renal failure on dialysis.
Estimated Prevalence: About 700,000 people (90 percent of whom are women)1
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Estimated Prevalence: Approximately 500,000 people, 90% are women
- Ratner V, Taylor N, Wein AJ, Hanno PJ. Re: Epidemiology of interstitial cystitis: a population based study. Journal of Urology. 1999;162(2):500. Letter.