Complications of intravesical bacillus calmette-guérin.

  title={Complications of intravesical bacillus calmette-gu{\'e}rin.},
  author={Liam C Macleod and Tin C. Ngo and Mark L. Gonzalgo},
  journal={Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada},
  volume={8 7-8},
Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is an important treatment for the management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer because of its proven efficacy and favourable safety profile. The most common complications associated with BCG treatment are relatively minor. They include urinary frequency, cystitis, fever, and hematuria. Although serious complications are rare, patients can develop severe, life-threatening sepsis with disseminated mycobacterial infection. We report a rare case of… CONTINUE READING