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Background: Although BCG is the most widely administered vaccine in the world, there have never been as many cases of TB as there are now. Globally, more than 8.8 million people developed active TB and 1.4 million—many of them—died in 2010. It is estimated that half of pulmonary TB cases arise from latent Mtb infection, making the study of latency and(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is the pancreatic manifestation of a systemic immune-driven, inflammatory process that can involve organs such as the bile duct, salivary glands and lymph nodes, in addition to the pancreas. Many of the presenting signs and symptoms of AIP, including painless jaundice, weight loss and mild epigastric pain, are characteristic of(More)
Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) and recombinant BCG (rBCG) vaccines can be genetically traced back to a live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis. As organism viability is essential for the stimulation of a protective immune response, monitoring the count of viable organisms is an integral part of vaccine quality control. The colonyforming unit (CFU)(More)
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