Bcg and autoimmunity: another two-edged sword.

@article{Shoenfeld2001BcgAA,
  title={Bcg and autoimmunity: another two-edged sword.},
  author={Yehuda Shoenfeld and Anabel Aron-Maor and A Tanai and Michael Ehrenfeld},
  journal={Journal of autoimmunity},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={235-40}
}
BCG immunotherapy for bladder carcinoma has been a long-standing treatment modality that has proved itself efficient and safe. Most of the side-effects of this treatment are minor and of short duration. There have been, nevertheless, several reports regarding more severe and long-term complications of BCG therapy-namely inflammatory arthritis, and occasionally systemic autoimmune manifestations. Here, we present four cases of patients who received intravesical instillation with BCG for bladder… CONTINUE READING

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