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Tuberculosis Complications After BCG Treatment for Urinary Bladder Cancer

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Department of Internal Diseases, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Department of Endocrinology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Medicina 2012, 48(11), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina48110082
Received: 30 January 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis that has been effectively used in the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder carcinoma. The complications of this treatment are uncommon, and the causes of dissemination are still discussed. We report a case of disseminated tuberculosis in a 66-year-old smoking man without a history of pulmonary diseases, who underwent immunotherapy with BCG after the initial surgical treatment of bladder cancer. After the last BCG instillation, he developed a fever. The diagnosis of sepsis was not confirmed, and miliary pulmonary tuberculosis was suspected. The diagnosis was confirmed by clinical manifestation, computed tomography of the lungs, and histological examination.
Keywords: bladder carcinoma; bacillus Calmette-Guérin; complications; tuberculosis bladder carcinoma; bacillus Calmette-Guérin; complications; tuberculosis
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Naudžiūnas, A.; Juškaitė, R.; Žiaugrytė, I.; Unikauskas, A.; Varanauskienė, E.; Mašanauskienė, E. Tuberculosis Complications After BCG Treatment for Urinary Bladder Cancer. Medicina 2012, 48, 82.

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