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BCG

BCG

bacille Calmette-Guérin.

BCG

abbreviation for bacille Calmette-Guérin.

bCG

Bacille Calmette-Guerin. A strain of Mycobacterium bovis which has been grown multiple generations on potato bile glycerine agar, to a point where the strain is not regarded as pathogenic. It is used to nonspecifically stimulate the immune response in patients with certain malignancies—e.g., melanoma.

BCG

Abbreviation for:
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (Medspeak-UK)  
bromcresol green
bronchocentric granulomatosis

bCG

bacillus Calmette-Guerin Alternative oncology A strain of Mycobacterium bovis that has been grown multiple generations on potato bile glycerine agar to a point where it is is used to nonspecifically stimulate the immune response in Pts with certain malignancies–eg, melanoma. See Immune booster; Cf Coley's toxin, Ubenimex.

BCG

Abbreviation for bacille Calmette-Guérin.

BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin)

a live, weakened strain of the BACTERIUM Mycobacterium bovis, used as a VACCINE against TUBERCULOSIS.

BCG,

BCG

bacille Calmette-Guérin, an avirulent strain of Mycobacterium bovis.

BCG test
is sometimes used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in dogs as being more reliable and sensitive than tuberculin testing.
BCG vaccination
has been used in the control of tuberculosis in cattle but has many disadvantages, especially interference with tuberculin testing, and is not recommended for use unless the prevalence of the disease is very high.
BCG vaccine
contains living BCG organisms. It was developed for use in the control of tuberculosis in humans. Contains living BCG organisms. Is used as a nonspecific stimulant to antibody production in chronic diseases, e.g. equine sarcoid and neoplasia in dogs.
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Repeat BCG vaccination appears to permanently turn on signature Treg genes, and the vaccine's beneficial effect on host immune response recapitulates decades of human co-evolution with myocbacteria, a relationship that has been lost with modern eating and living habits.
Current guidelines suggest a more prominent role for IGRA in testing for LTBI, particularly when the likelihood of exposure is low and in situations where a person may have received BCG vaccination, or would be unlikely to return for TST reading.
Model 1 shows that facility delivery no longer remains associated with BCG vaccination once other key variables are included in the model.
An induration of >10mm was defined as positive regardless of BCG vaccination status only for the purpose of checking the compatibility of the two tests.
BCG vaccination administered at birth or in the first year of life has been known to provide partial protection against leprosy for at least three decades.
The BCG vaccination can offer some protection against TB but overall, BCG vaccination plays a limited role in TB control," PHW said.
A new test for the diagnosis of LTBI, which is more specific than TST, and the result of which would not be affected by previous BCG vaccination, would be of more accurate use.
The most common severe adverse events related to BCG vaccination are nonsuppurative and suppurative lymphadenitis.
In many adults who have undiagnosed LTBI that they acquired in the distant past, or who received BCG vaccination as a child, immunity wanes after several decades.
A June 2013 published study reports that infant BCG vaccination resulted in more effective responses to subsequent vaccinations.
The purpose of this recent study was to determine whether BCG vaccination protects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, as assessed by interferon [gamma] release assays (IGRA) in children.
Elaine said: "From day one Conor looked a healthy, normal baby and the day after he was born he was given his BCG vaccination.