Adolescent pelvic pain: Interstitial cystitis - Abstract

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a syndrome characterized by urinary urgency and frequency, dysuria, nocturia, and suprapubic pain.

Patients are often difficult to treat due to the phenotypic heterogeneity of the disease and the limited efficacy of the treatment options. Treatment regimens must be individualized and tailored through a process of trial and error. There is a paucity of information regarding the treatment of adolescent IC. Here we report a case of a 13-year-old girl with IC who required multiple management strategies prior to obtaining symptomatic relief. We outline our treatment protocols based on the American Urologic Association IC treatment algorithm.

Written by:
Hammett J, Krupski TL, Corbett ST.   Are you the author?
University of Virginia, Department of Urology, P.O. Box 800422, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.

Reference: J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Feb 11. pii: S1477-5131(13)00019-3.
doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2013.01.012

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23410957 Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Section



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