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Combined infection of vertebroplasty and aortic graft after intravesical BCG treatment.
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PMID:  23355584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a 58-year-old man with spondylodiscitis by Mycobacterium bovis-BCG 3 years after intravesical BCG treatment, and shortly after a vertebroplasty. Further examination showed a psoas abscess and oedema around an endovascular aortic graft, which had been placed 1 year earlier. Puncture of the psoas abscess also grew M bovis-BCG. The patient recovered with a combination of antituberculous treatment and surgery. With hindsight a mycotic aneurysm had been present at the time of aortic graft placement and spondylodiscitis at the time of vertebroplasty. This case shows that low grade and longstanding infections may occur following intravesical BCG installation.
Bart Santbergen; P H W E Vriens; W C M de Lange; M E E Van Kasteren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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