Mycobacteremia and granulomatous hepatitis following initial intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillation for bladder carcinoma.

@article{Proctor1993MycobacteremiaAG,
  title={Mycobacteremia and granulomatous hepatitis following initial intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillation for bladder carcinoma.},
  author={Deanne D. Proctor and Shradha Chopra and S C Rubenstein and Jukka Jokela and Lynne Uhl},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={1112-5}
}
We describe the first case of mycobacteremia and granulomatous hepatitis occurring after the initial intravesical instillation of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for bladder cancer. Eight days after BCG instillation, a liver biopsy revealed well-defined granulomas and acid-fast bacilli. A blood culture drawn 8 h after BCG instillation grew Mycobacterium bovis. We summarize the reported complications of BCG intravesical immunotherapy, the associated risk factors, and discuss options for treatment… CONTINUE READING

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