Vaccination for severe tuberculosis: Who gets the vaccine and what is the normal response?

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Vaccination for severe tuberculosis: Who gets the vaccine and what is the normal response?

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Pustules, BCG vaccination
Spontaneously healing pustules are common following BCG vaccination

VACCINES

Parents and caregivers may be concerned about reactions to the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine in their baby. This article outlines the normal responses that can be expected and appropriate after care for the injection site

Trish Wells-Morris and Mary Nowlan

 Key points, Tuberculosis is a notifiable disease, and identification of contacts and prompt treatment reduce its transmission. Diabetes, cancer and HIV increas