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If the baby doesnt develop the typical ulcerative lesion after BCG vaccine then what could be the possible reasons and how to proceed?Is it necessary to have such lesion/scar to ensure effecacy of vaccine.

Posted by: nadiashams Posts: 7 :: 08-06-2005 :: | Reply to this Message

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you did not mention the age of child. I think if the BCG reaction did not occur after some months it should be repeated.

Posted by: shahrana Posts: 2 :: 28-01-2006 :: | Reply to this Message

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Hello all,

Well,Nadia had already said its a baby and baby is a baby,not an adult(under an year is a baby).

Just wanted to ask if the BCG was given under skin as "BCG given to babies by the percutaneous method (using a device with several small needles) will not usually leave a scar.But a correctly intradermally administered BCG will normally leave a scar.Ask the doctor if it was percutaneous/intradermal?

Nadia ,see this site it might be helpful.


Posted by: Dr.Bhutto Posts: 4 :: 23-02-2009 :: | Reply to this Message

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scar or ulceration is not necessary for BCG vaccine to be effective

Posted by: BVHOSPITAL Posts: 131 :: 03-04-2009 :: | Reply to this Message

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