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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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RINCON MAYANS, A. et al. Polyarthritis secondary to intravesical BCG instillation: a case report. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.4, pp.400-403. ISSN 0210-4806.

Immunotherapy with intravesical instillation of Bacillus Calmette is the best complementary after TUR treatment against T1 grade 2- 3 and CIS bladder cancer. However, this therapy is associated with several side- effects, incluiding joint symptoms. In this article we describe a case of polyarthritis associated with intravesical instillation, a rare complication. We review the clinical features, the pathogenic mechanisms and treatments described previously in the medical literature. Finally, we expose our brief experience and our final result.

Keywords : Arthritis; Polyarthritis; Superficial bladder cancer; Bacillus Calmette-Guérin; Immunotherapy.

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