Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

Abstract Title:

Activation of bladder mast cells in interstitial cystitis.

Abstract Source:

Int J Tissue React. 1992;14(6):307-12. PMID: 1306530

Abstract Author(s):

R Letourneau, G R Sant, M el-Mansoury, T C Theoharides

Abstract:

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a sterile, inflammatory bladder condition characterized by urinary frequency and urgency, as well as burning and suprapubic pain, which occurs more frequently in women who may suffer for years before diagnosis. An increased number of mast cells have been associated with IC, but the published reports are inconclusive and often conflicting. Human bladder biopsies were analysed blindly for the degree of activation of mast cells in control and IC patients. It was found that mast cells from IC patients averaged as high as 34 cells/mm2 as compared to less than 16/mm2 in controls. Electron microscopy revealed that over 90% of mast cells from IC patients were activated to various degrees. It is concluded that mast cell activation is a pathologic characteristic for IC.

Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Histamine Antagonists : CK(45) : AC(17)

Print Options


Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2019 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.