A unique case of miliary pulmonary tuberculosis induced by bacillus Calmette-Guérin intravesical instillation with COVID-19 superinfection

SA Journal of Radiology


 
 
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Title A unique case of miliary pulmonary tuberculosis induced by bacillus Calmette-Guérin intravesical instillation with COVID-19 superinfection
 
Creator Brandi, Nicolò Bartalena, Laura Mosconi, Cristina Golfieri, Rita
 
Subject — tuberculosis; BCG; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; CT.
Description Intravesical instillation of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is used as an adjuvant treatment of bladder cancer. Systemic BCG infection occurs in less than 1% of cases, and pulmonary involvement is even rarer (0.3% – 0.7%), with a favourable prognosis. A 78-year-old male developed miliary tuberculosis (TB) secondary to intravesical BCG treatment and subsequent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) superinfection that led to patient death. High awareness amongst clinicians is needed to proceed with immediate appropriate therapy in these patients, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
 
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Date 2021-06-17
 
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Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v25i1.2122
 
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 25, No 1 (2021); 3 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2122/2948 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2122/2949 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2122/2950 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2122/2951
 
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