Case Report

A rare cause of reactive arthritis etiology: Bacillus calmette-guerin immunotherapy


  • Emre Tekgöz
  • Muhammet Çınar
  • Sedat Yılmaz

Received Date: 07.08.2018 Accepted Date: 30.10.2018 Gulhane Med J 2019;61(1):28-29

Reactive arthritis belongs to the spondyloarthritis group that manifests up to 6 weeks after a gastrointestinal or genitourinary infection. Usually presents with asymmetric monooligo arthritis on the lower extremity and accompanying extraarticular findings can often be observed on follow-up. Here in, we discussed a case of reactive arthritis developed after intravesical Bacillus Calmette Guerin immunotherapy used as adjuvant treatment for bladder cancer.

Keywords: Bacillus Calmette Guerin, Reactive arthritis, Spondyloarthritis.