Molecular Confirmation of Bacillus Calmette Guerin Vaccine Related Adverse Events among Saudi Arabian Children
PloS one | 20 Nov 2014
S Al-Hajoj, Z Memish, N Abuljadayel, R AlHakeem, F AlRabiah and B Varghese
Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) is the only available vaccine for tuberculosis (TB). Low grade complications in healthy recipients and disseminated vaccine associated complications among immuno-suppressed individuals were noticed globally after administration. Recently a series of clinically suspected BCG associated suppurative and non-suppurative lymphadenitis cases were reported from different regions of Saudi Arabia. However a molecular confirmative analysis was lacking to prove these claims.
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