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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 438-439

Disseminated Bacillus Calmette-Guerin infections after intravesical therapy


1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
2 Department of Urology, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece
3 Department of Microbiology, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece

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Department of Microbiology, University Hospital of Larissa
Greece
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.142254

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Intravesical instillation of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is the treatment of choice for superficial bladder carcinoma. Disseminated BCG infection presenting as granulomatous hepatitis or pneumonitis is a very rare complication of this treatment. Here we report a case series of seven patients previously treated with BCG presenting with pneumonitis. In two of the cases, identification of Mycobacterium bovis was achieved with molecular methods.






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