Tuberculous spondylitis as a complication of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy.

We report a case of tuberculous spondylitis following intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) instillation. A 90-year-old male physician living in South Africa received an uncomplicated 6-week course of intravesical BCG (Japanese 172 strain) for high grade superficial bladder carcinoma. He experienced a sudden onset of debilitating lower back pain 16… (More)