To discuss what is currently known about the population prevalence of interstitial cystitis (IC) and demographic characteristics of IC patients.
Changes over time in the criteria for diagnosis of IC are described.
The 3 published studies of the population prevalence of IC are reviewed.
Epidemiologic issues important in the design of studies of IC are cited.
IC is a disease of chronic voiding symptoms.
There is very little reliable information published on the etiology, risk factors, or number of persons affected.
The criteria used for diagnosis of IC by different investigators have been variable.
In 1988, research criteria for a case definition of IC were published, to be applied for IC patients enrolled in National Institutes of Health-funded studies.
Three published studies of the population prevalence of IC are available.
Each study used different criteria for defining a case of IC, and none used the NIH research criteria to define a case.
Prevalence estimates for IC vary significantly, from 10 cases/1 00,000 reported in Finland in 1975, (based on hospital record review), to 30/100,000 in the United States in 1987, (based on a mailed survey of board certified urologists), to 510 cases/100,000 in the United States in 1989, (based on participant self-report in the 1989 National Health Interview Survey). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cystite, Interstitiel, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Vessie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cystitis, Interstitial, Prevalence, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human, Urinary system disease, Bladder disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0350206
Code Inist : 002B14E02. Création : 12/09/1997.