We present a case of refractory cystitis after BK-virus associated hemorrhagic cystitis following bone marrow transplantation requiring cystectomy in a 17-year-old female with genetically confirmed dyskeratosis congenita, a telomere disorder characterized by early bone marrow failure. She presented with a contracted, small bladder with intense urinary symptoms non-responsive to conservative therapy and requiring opioids for pain control. Cystectomy is a rare, final surgical treatment for benign bladder conditions, especially among younger patients, and she experienced successful resolution of symptoms and cessation of chronic opioids post-intervention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Urology Case Reports|
|State||Published - Sep 2022|
- BK Virus
- Dyskeratosis congenita
- Hemorrhagic cystitis
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