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Eosinophilic cystitis

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What are the signs and symptoms of eosinophilic cystitis?

Common symptoms include urinary frequency, painful urination, blood in the urine, and abdominal/pelvic pain. Other less common symptoms include excessive urination during the night and urinary retention. Many of the symptoms commonly seen in EC mimic symptoms seen in other conditions. Rare features include gastrointestinal symptoms because of eosinophilic gastroenteritis, skin rash, and the passage of air in the urine (pneumaturia). EC has been observed in 2% of patients with superficial transitional cell carcinoma (bladder cancer).[1]
Last updated: 6/2/2011

  1. Teegavarapu PS, Sahai A, Chandra A, Dasgupta P, Khan MS. Eosinophilic cystitis and its management. Int J Clin Pract. 2005; 59(3):356-60. Accessed 6/2/2011.
  2. van den Ouden D. Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic cystitis: a pooled analysis of 135 cases. Eur Urol. 2000; 37(4):386-94. Accessed 6/2/2011.