BCG vaccination in India and tuberculosis in children: newer facets.

  title={BCG vaccination in India and tuberculosis in children: newer facets.},
  author={P. M. Udani},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={61 5},
  • P. M. Udani
  • Published 1994 in Indian journal of pediatrics
With the extended programme of immunisation and since 1985 the universal programme of immunisation and the coverage status of BCG vaccination in India has been very good, although it is still unsatisfactory in the eastern states. It is emphasized that BCG vaccination cannot prevent natural tuberculous infection of the lungs and its local complications, although it reduces the haematogenous complications of primary infection. However, this is not true for malnourished children who, inspite of… CONTINUE READING
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