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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 18, No. 2, 2011, pp. 66-69
Bioline Code: mj11024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2011, pp. 66-69

 en BCG Adenitis-Need for Increased Awareness
Govindarajan, Krishna Kumar & Chai, Feng Yih


Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination for protection against tuberculosis has been in use for long. Although the vaccine is safe, its administration can result in complications such as BCG adenitis. We report here a series of children with BCG adenitis with a view to recognise and manage this condition. It is hoped that this case series would encourage the increased identification of this condition.

adverse effects, axilla, BCG, children, lymphadenitis, vaccines

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