When the Treatment is the Cause: Disseminated Bacille Calmette–Guérin Infection
KeywordsBCG infection, miliary tuberculosis, hepatitis
Bacille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) administration for superficial bladder cancer is a well-tolerated and very effective therapy. However, unpredictable systemic complications may occur on rare occasions. We present the case of a patient who attended for consultation because of fever, asthenia and weight loss following BCG immunotherapy. The clinical response to treatment and computed tomography scanning were key to diagnosis.
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