Induction of mycobacteremia by intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillation in an experimental animal model and detection with polymerase chain reaction

Aygun C., Ozen H., Kocagoz T., Saribas Z., Aki T., Tekin I.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.163, no.5, pp.1588-1590, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 163 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-5347(05)67684-7
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1588-1590
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of this study was to detect mycobacteremia by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), induced by the instillation of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) to guinea pig bladder. We also investigated the peak time and the effect of the dose of BCG in injured and non-injured bladder. The sensitivities of routine culture and PGR were also compared.