Beware of Drug Interactions Treating Iatrogenic Mycobacterium bovis Endocarditis from Intravesical BCG Instillation
KeywordsBCG, infective endocarditis, disseminated mycobacterial disease
We report a case of mechanical mitral valve endocarditis associated with miliary disseminated bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) infection following intravesical instillations for minimally invasive bladder cancer in a 65-year-old man. The diagnosis was established by echocardiographic evidence of vegetation on the prosthetic mitral valve, miliary lesions in the lungs and evidence of bloodstream infection sustained by Mycobacterium. We successfully treated the patient with the classical regimen of quadruple antituberculous therapy.
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