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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2012, Article ID 710230, 3 pages
Case Report

Eosinophilic Cystitis: A Rare Cause of Hematuria in Children

1Department of Urology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India
2Department of Pathology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India

Received 23 October 2012; Accepted 13 November 2012

Academic Editors: A. Papagianni, A. K. Saxena, and A. Segarra

Copyright © 2012 K. S. Venkatesh and Shaila Bhat. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 7-year-old boy presented with a history of acute onset of hematuria, dysuria, and suprapubic pain. Urine routine and microscopy showed 40–45 red cells/high power field. Urine culture was sterile. Radiological investigations showed a focal mucosal lesion with bladder wall thickening. Biopsy of the lesion revealed an edematous mucosa with florid infiltration by eosinophils into the muscularis propria with focal areas of myonecrosis. He was diagnosed as a case of eosinophilic cystitis. The patient received 6 weeks of tapered prednisone therapy. He was asymptomatic on followup.