Illicit ketamine and its bladder consequences: Is it irreversible? - Abstract

Ketamine bladder is a new clinical entity that may lead to irreversible damage to the urinary system.

We report the severe lower urinary tract symptoms of four young patients referred to our urology unit who were found to have ulcerative cystitis secondary to ketamine abuse. The pathophysiology remains unclear and the treatment is symptomatic.

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Jalil R, Gupta S.   Are you the author?
Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Reference: BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Oct 30;2012. pii: bcr2012007244.
doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007244

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23112264 Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Section