Newsletter – April 2019 [Volume1 Issue1]

Hunner’s Lesion: Is it a Different Disease?

The term ‘Interstitial cystitis’ was first used by Skene in 1887, to describe the intense inflammation of all the layers of the bladder, resulting in painful a condition associated with urinary frequency. Guy Hunner, in 1915 described an elusive ulcer in the bladder of women who suffered from incessant pain and urinary frequency, which would not respond to usual contemporary methods of treatment. These two became interchangeable and were used to report cases of painful bladder condition, commonly known as interstitial cystitis. Hunner’s ulcer, as it was then called, was supposed to be pathognomonic of interstitial cystitis. Read More

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