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BPS and associated diseases: literature on inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and BPS  

ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS):
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  • Intercurrent autoimmune conditions in classic and non-ulcer interstitial cystitis.
    Peeker R, Atanasiu L, Logadottir Y. Scand J Urol Nephrol 2003;37:60-3
    • inflammatory bowel disease was not diagnosed in any of the patients with non-ulcer IC (n=93) whereas 2.3% of the patients with classic IC (n=129) had either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, approximately 33 times the prevalence seen in the general population

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