National study of adverse reactions after vaccination with bacille Calmette-Guérin.

  title={National study of adverse reactions after vaccination with bacille Calmette-Gu{\'e}rin.},
  author={Fiona M. Turnbull and Peter Bruce McIntyre and Helen M. Achat and Hua Wang and Richard Stapledon and Michael Gold and Margaret A. Burgess},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={34 4},
Few large prospective studies of adverse reactions after bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination are available. In a prospective national study of such adverse reactions among 918 subjects (aged 1 day to 54 years) over a 14-month period, 45 vaccinees (5%) reported 53 adverse reactions (23 injection-site abscesses, 14 severe local reactions, 10 cases of lymphadenitis, and 6 other reactions). Only 1% of vaccinees required medical attention. Reactions, particularly lymphadenitis, were… CONTINUE READING

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