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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 163 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-5347(05)67684-7
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1588-1590


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.