What evidence supports a genetic role in the etiology of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Although interstitial cystitis has not traditionally been considered a heritable condition, a 2005 study from the University of Maryland reported a higher occurrence of interstitial cystitis in monozygotic versus dizygotic twins, suggesting the disease has at least a partial genetic predisposition. [29]


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