Journal Article

Management of Adverse Reactions to Bacille Calmette-Guérin Vaccine

J. Mark FitzGerald

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue Supplement_3, pages S75-S76
Published in print September 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/314074
Management of Adverse Reactions to Bacille Calmette-Guérin Vaccine

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Published reports appear to underestimate the true rate of adverse reactions to bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. At a recent national conference on tuberculosis control among aboriginal populations, lack of awareness of what constitutes an adverse reaction was considered a possible contributing factor to underreporting. The following review defines a normal BCG response and discusses the management of complications when they occur.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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