Does B.C.G. vaccination prevent or postpone the occurrence of tuberculous meningitis?

  title={Does B.C.G. vaccination prevent or postpone the occurrence of tuberculous meningitis?},
  author={Shankila Mittal and Vivek Aggarwal and Archana Rastogi and Nishaat Saini},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={63 5},
The reported efficiency of B.C.G. vaccine in prevention of primary childhood or sputum positive adult tuberculosis vary widely but it is believed to offer significant protection against hematogenous forms of tuberculosis. The present hospital-based, case control study was aimed at evaluation of impact of B.C.G. vaccination on one of the hematogenous forms of tuberculosis i.e. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM). Records of cases of TBM admitted in the pediatric wards of Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi, over… CONTINUE READING
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