Disseminated bacille Calmette-Guérin in Iranian children with severe combined immunodeficiency.

@article{SadeghiShabestari2009DisseminatedBC,
  title={Disseminated bacille Calmette-Gu{\'e}rin in Iranian children with severe combined immunodeficiency.},
  author={Mahnaz Sadeghi-Shabestari and Nima Attaran Rezaei},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          e420-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND The bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is a widely practiced vaccine, which is useful for prophylaxis against tuberculosis. Disseminated BCG infection (BCG-osis) is one of the most important complications of this vaccine and can be seen in patients with an underlying immunodeficiency. This study was performed to determine the underlying defects in patients with BCG-osis. METHODS Immunological evaluation was performed in all children who developed BCG-osis after vaccination in… CONTINUE READING
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