Tuberculin reaction, BCG scar, and lower female mortality.

@article{Roth2006TuberculinRB,
  title={Tuberculin reaction, BCG scar, and lower female mortality.},
  author={Adam Edvin Roth and Morten Sodemann and Henrik Skovsgaard Jensen and Asmus Poulsen and P. E. Gustafson and Christian Frederik Weise and Justino Gomes and Queba Djana and Marianne Thuen Jakobsen and M L Garly and Amabelia Rodrigues and Peter Aaby},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          562-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunization may have a nonspecific beneficial effect on infant survival and that the effect may be more pronounced among girls. In a prospective birth cohort, we examine whether a positive tuberculin skin test and BCG scar in response to BCG immunization were related to better overall survival in Guinea-Bissau and, if so, whether the effect was sex-specific. METHODS Skin tests and BCG scarring were monitored at ages… CONTINUE READING
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