IC Awareness Daily Tip #2 – Hunner’s Lesions Require Specific Treatment

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IC Awareness Daily Fact 2

In “CLASSIC” interstitial cystitis, patients have Hunner’s lesions, areas of intense inflammation on the bladder wall that often bleed profusely. These are treated in three distinct ways: fulguration, laser therapy or an injection of triamcinolone into the center of the ulcer. A new medical device currently under study, “LiRIS” is the first therapy that has been proven to heal Hunner’s Lesions after a two week period of treatment. Hunner’s lesions are a distinct subtype or phenotype of IC/BPS and only affects 5% of diagnosed patients. It is also considered the most severe form of IC, with patients experiencing often severe urinary frequency, urgency and pain. Research studies have found the polyoma virus in the urine of patients with Hunner’s lesions. Learn more about them here!

 

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By | 2017-09-01T22:19:03+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Tip #2 – Hunner’s Lesions Require Specific Treatment

About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. Representing the IC community, she has appeared radio and TV shows including the PBS “Healthy Body Healthy Mind” television series. She serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine and has authored dozens of articles on IC. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app!