What does tuberculin reactivity after bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination tell us?

  title={What does tuberculin reactivity after bacille Calmette-Gu{\'e}rin vaccination tell us?},
  author={Dick Menzies},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={31 Suppl 3},
  • Dick Menzies
  • Published 2000 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
The effect of bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination on tuberculin reactivity is briefly reviewed. BCG vaccination will almost invariably result in tuberculin conversion with a positive tuberculin skin test developing 4-8 weeks after vaccination. However, these tuberculin reactions will wane-rapidly in all individuals who receive the vaccine in the neonatal period and more slowly in those who are vaccinated at an older age such as during the primary-school years. Of BCG vaccine recipients… CONTINUE READING


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