Disseminated bcg disease associated with immunotherapy by scarification in acute leukemia

Paul S. Ritch, Kenneth B. McCredie, Jordan U. Gutterman, Evan M. Hersh

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Abstract

Disseminated BCG infection developed in a patient with acute leukemia receiving BCG immunotherapy by scarification. Predisposing factors included the underlying malignancy, intensive chemotherapy, and continuous high‐dose corticosteroids. The scarification technique is safe; however, physicians should be alert to this syndrome as a cause of fever of unknown origin in cancer patients receiving BCG immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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