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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

Eosinophilic cystitis mimicking tuberculosis: An analysis of five cases with review of literature

Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Santosh Kumar
Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.106969

PMID: 23662013

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Eosinophilic cystitis (EC) is a rare disease. It is a transmural inflammation of the bladder, predominantly with eosinophils. High index of suspicion is needed for timely intervention. EC should be kept as a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms due to small capacity bladder with a negative workup for urinary tuberculosis and in patients having hematuria and negative cytology, or incidentally found bladder lesions with known risk factors. Initial treatment is conservative with removal of risk factor, anti-histaminics and steroids. Augmentation cystoplasty should be considered in patients with a small capacity bladder. These patients need a strict and long term follow-up.

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