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New Article on EC - Feb 2009

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  • New Article on EC - Feb 2009

    Finally, a new article on EC has emerged which is not only fascinating BUT the full text is available online for free!!!

    Oana-Eugenia Popescu, MD; Steve K. Landas, MD; Gabriel P. Haas, MD Spectrum of Eosinophilic Cystitis in Males: Case Series and Literature Review Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: Vol. 133, No. 2, pp. 289–294.

    Eosinophilic cystitis (EC) is an inflammatory condition of the bladder that has been linked to food allergens, infectious agents, drugs, and other genitourinary conditions. Like interstitial cystitis, EC has a strong female predominance. It is characterized by an intense eosinophilic infiltrate in the acute phase and fibrosis in the chronic phase.

    Objectives.—To document and focus on specific features of EC in males and highlight the relationship between clinical and histopathologic findings.

    Design.—The bladder biopsies of male patients were reviewed. Eight cases of EC were selected.

    Results.—Several known associations were noted as well as unreported features and associations such as Charcot-Leyden crystals, celiac disease, lupus anticoagulant, and additional viral and bacterial agents.

    Conclusions.—Eosinophilic cystitis represents a response to a variety of agents and may often be overlooked. The temporally biphasic morphologic features are the hallmark of this condition. Because clinical and imaging studies are not specific, a high index of clinical suspicion is often crucial to the correct diagnosis and proper management of EC.

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  • #2
    Very good article. Thank you!

    I'm wondering if anyone here has been diagnosed with celiac disease. My son has been tested for it several times and even biopsied, but it's negative every time. Does anyone here know about celiac testing?

    Eric has low IgA so it makes it difficult, and when he was biopsied the doc only took one sample. Should I push to have it done again, or is one sample enough?


    • #3
      I only know that celiac disease is usually diagnosed by a blood test.

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