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ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS):
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Dysuria and a headache.
Lo S, Noble J, Bowler I, Angus B. Lancet 2004;364:1554
• a case report of a 49-year-old white woman with symptoms of recurrent urinary tract infections; she had no other medical history of note and she had not traveled outside of the UK
• an initial diagnosis of interstitial cystitis was found to be wrong; despite she had no pulmonary disease, the cystitis was found to be due to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
CONFUSABLE DISEASES - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
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