Reactive Arthritis – A Rare Complication of Intravesical BCG Instillation

Freixa, Marta and Úria, Sara and da Silva, Glória (2020) Reactive Arthritis – A Rare Complication of Intravesical BCG Instillation. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7 (3). ISSN 2284-2594

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Reactive arthritis (ReA) with the classic triad of arthritis, conjunctivitis and urethritis, previously termed Reiter’s syndrome, is a systemic illness, usually induced by genitourinary or gastrointestinal infections. However, it can be a rare complication of intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin instillation (iBCG), a therapy prepared from attenuated strains of Mycobacterium bovis, a common and effective treatment for carcinoma in situ of the bladder (CisB). We report a case of a patient with CisB who developed ReA after iBCG. The symptoms resolved completely with corticosteroids. iBCG was stopped with no recurrence of carcinoma within 2 years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reactive arthritis, intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, carcinoma in situ of the bladder
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 10:08
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2020 10:08

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