Two cases of acute polyarthritis secondary to intravesical BCG adjuvant therapy for superficial bladder cancer

Clin Rheumatol. 2002 Nov;21(6):536-7. doi: 10.1007/s100670200131.

Abstract

We report two cases of acute polyarthritis secondary to intravesical BCG therapy for superficial bladder cancer. This extremely rare complication requires high clinical suspicion and responds well to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and conservative management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Administration, Intravesical
  • Aged
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis / etiology*
  • Arthritis / pathology
  • Arthritis / therapy
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*
  • BCG Vaccine / administration & dosage
  • BCG Vaccine / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Indomethacin / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Meloxicam
  • Middle Aged
  • Thiazines / therapeutic use
  • Thiazoles / therapeutic use
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / complications
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / therapy*

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • BCG Vaccine
  • Thiazines
  • Thiazoles
  • Meloxicam
  • Indomethacin