Tuberculin response in preterm infants after BCG vaccination at birth.

  title={Tuberculin response in preterm infants after BCG vaccination at birth.},
  author={Mohamad Reza Sedaghatian and K Kardouni},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={69 3 Spec No},
A total of 101 preterm infants between 26 and 37 weeks' gestation who received BCG vaccination at birth were evaluated between two and four months after vaccination. Altogether 32% of these infants had no visible BCG scar. All infants were then tested with tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) but only 70 returned for the test to be read 48-72 hours later. The test was negative in 22 (31%) and there was an induration of < or = 5 mm in another 26 (37%) of the infants. Of 22 infants with… CONTINUE READING


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