BCG lymphadenopathy detected in a BCG-vaccinated infant.

  title={BCG lymphadenopathy detected in a BCG-vaccinated infant.},
  author={Abdulmonam Saied Barouni and Cl{\'a}udio Jos{\'e} Augusto and M{\^o}nica V N P Queiroz and M{\'i}riam Teresa Paz Lopes and Marcos Santos Zanini and Carlos E Salas},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  volume={37 5},
Large-scale vaccination with BCG, the live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, is being adopted around the world, although sporadic complications have occurred after the procedure. Lymphadenopathy is not uncommon especially in babies under one year (0.73% of vaccinated infants), but the swelling subsides within 2 months in most cases, with no medical or surgical treatment. Brazil adopted BCG vaccination program earlier in the seventies and by 1995 more than 96% of the infant population… CONTINUE READING