Polyarthritis as a complication of intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin immunotherapy for bladder cancer

Onur O., Celiker R.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.18, sa.1, ss.74-76, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s100670050059
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.74-76


Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is the most effective agent currently available for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer. However, this form of treatment is associated with some complications, including arthritis. In this report, we present a 69-year-old woman who developed inflammatory polyarthritis following BCG treatment for superficial bladder cancer. The arthritis resolved following treatment with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and chloroquinine.