Turkish Journal of Urology

Intravesical BCG amid COVID-19: To give or not to give?


Department of Urology, Wexham Park NHS Hospital, Berkshire, UK


Department of Urology, Alexandria Main University Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt

Turk J Urol 2020; 46: 274-276
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2020.20206
Read: 293 Downloads: 81 Published: 06 July 2020

During the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, there has been a reduction in the provision of all elective services. This poses enormous pressure on urologists as regards to patients with bladder cancer who need intravesical Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) treatment. The evolving situation of the pandemic mandates a pragmatic approach in clinical decisions; to date, there are no uniform consensus guidelines about how to manage these patients and the factors affecting our decision for service provision. These concerns need to be addressed not only for the current crisis but also for the upcoming next phase of the pandemic.

Cite this article as: Desouky E. Intravesical BCG amid COVID-19: To give or not to give? Turk J Urol 2020; 46(4): 274-6.

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