BCG vaccine


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BCG vaccine

 (bē′sē-jē′)
n.
A preparation consisting of attenuated human tubercle bacilli that is used for immunization against tuberculosis.

[B(acillus) C(almette-)G(uérin) vaccine.]

BCG vaccine


n.
a vaccine made from weakened strains of tubercle bacilli, used to produce immunity against tuberculosis.
[1925–30; B(acillus)C(almette)-G(uérin)]
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Intradermal BCG vaccine gives rise to classic primary complex that consists of a cutaneous nodule at the site of injection and subclinical involvement of the regional lymph nodes, which is self-limiting and requires no treatment.
The incidence of the adverse effects associated with BCG vaccine is up to 3.8%.3,5 Post BCG lymphadenitis is one of the most common side effect of the vaccine.1,3 Most of the cases of post BCG lymphadenitis are suppurative and defined as "palpable lymph nodes after BCG vaccine with fluctuation, erythema and oedema of overlying skin with absence of fever and tenderness".1 Suppurative BCG lymphadenitis is primarily treated by needle aspiration surgical excision is done in cases of failed needle aspiration.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract with Al-Mas International Pharmaceutical Industry to establish one of the largest BCG vaccine production plants in the world.
Kühtreiber, Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues reported on a randomized eight-year-long prospective examination of type 1 diabetes subjects with long-term disease who received two BCG vaccine doses.
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