Effect of human newborn BCG immunization on monocyte viability and function at 3 months of age.

SETTING Immune response induced by BCG vaccination seems to reflect the development of T-cell immunity and monocyte activation. Participants were recruited from a large prospective study in infants from a suburb in Santiago, Chile. OBJECTIVE To determine whether newborn BCG immunization changes the innate ability of cultured monocyte-macrophages to ingest… CONTINUE READING