Encrusted cystitis caused by corynebacterium urealyticum: a case report with novel treatment strategy of intravesical dimethyl sulfoxide

Ozkan T. A. , Yalcin M. S. , DİLLİOĞLUGİL Ö. , Cevik I.

INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL, vol.44, no.6, pp.1252-1255, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s1677-5538.ibju.2017.0588
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1252-1255
  • Keywords: Corynebacterium, Cystitis, Dimethyl Sulfoxide


Encrusted cystitis (EC) was first described as chronic cystitis with mucosal calcification in 1914 (1). It is a very rare chronic inflammatory disease presenting with dysuria, pelvic pain and gross hematuria. Voided urine contains mucus or calcified mucopurulent stone like particles. Urinalysis always reveals alkaline pH. It may be present in healthy individuals with no predisposing etiological factors (2-4). Etiologically, previous urological diseases, immunosuppression, urinary infection with urea splitting bacteria, or urological interventions resulting in bladder mucosa trauma may also be present (5, 6). In the present case report, we describe a novel treatment for EC with intravesical dimethyl sulfoxide.