bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine

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bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine

an active immunizing agent prepared from an attenuated bacille Calmette-Guérin strain of Mycobacterium bovis.
indication It is prescribed most commonly for immunization against tuberculosis. It is instilled intravesically to treat carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder in certain situations. It is seldom administered in the United States as an immunizing agent but is often given in many countries to infants, caregivers, etc., who are at high risk for intimate and prolonged exposure to people with active tuberculosis.
contraindications Hypogammaglobulinemia, immunosuppression, or concomitant use of corticosteroids or isoniazid prohibits its use. It is not given after a vaccination for smallpox, nor is it given to patients with a positive tuberculin reaction or a burn.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse reactions are anaphylaxis and disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis. Pain, inflammation, and granuloma may develop at the site of injection.
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The Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine will not be available again in Ireland until later this year or early next year.
The immunological effect of revaccination with Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine at 19 months of age.
bovis strains but are absent from all bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine strains.
Intralesional bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine has been tried for metastatic disease.
bovis can be prevented by the injectable Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine, or BCG.
Persons who have received bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine and have positive TST results are subjected to the interferon-gamma release assay test.
We were a bit disappointed that Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine was covered in only seven lines, that bed nets were not mentioned for malaria control, that typhoid was not included in the differential diagnosis of lymphocytosis or prolonged fever, that short-course therapy was not recommended for typhoid fever, and that tinidazole or single-dose metronidazole were not suggested for invasive amebiasis.