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Mycotic aneurysm of the popliteal artery as a complication of intravesical BCG therapy for superficial bladder cancer. Case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14646447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 67-year-old man was treated with maintenance intravesical BCG for superficial bladder cancer. As a culture-proven complication of this therapy, he developed general malaise, high fever, granulomatous hepatitis and a mycotic aneurysm in his left knee. All complications were treated successfully with antituberculous therapy. No vascular surgery was necessary. This case report again stresses the necessity to recognise complications of BCG treatment and to start adequate therapy as soon as possible.
J A Witjes; J L J Vriesema; K Brinkman; G Bootsma; J O Barentsz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0042-1138     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-03     Completed Date:  2004-03-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Urology, University Medical Centre St. Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Adjuvants, Immunologic / adverse effects*
Administration, Intravesical
Aneurysm, Infected / etiology*
BCG Vaccine / adverse effects*
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell / drug therapy*
Popliteal Artery*
Tuberculosis, Cardiovascular / etiology*
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adjuvants, Immunologic; 0/BCG Vaccine

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