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Infections with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Following Intravesical Administration for Cancer of the Urinary Bladder

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Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) may be instilled into the bladder of a patient with a bladder cancer to induce a host immunologic response that can aid in tumor control. The instilled organisms usually cause a chronic cystitis limited to the bladder wall. Rarely the organism can spread beyond the bladder to cause a localized or disseminated infection.

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