Reactive Arthritis Following Intravesical Instillation of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
Selin HASSAN, Peyman YALÇIN, Şebnem ATAMAN, Nurben SÜLDÜR
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Bacillus Calmette-Guerin; HLA-B27 antigen; reactive arthritis
Reactive arthritis is a seronegative, HLA-B27-linked spondyloarthropathy which occurs as a result of a pathogen, often of gastrointestinal or genitourinary origin, and triggers a cell-mediated immune response. In this article, we present a 64-yearold male case who developed reactive arthritis with fever and asymmetric oligoarthritis following treatment with intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for bladder carcinoma.