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Surgical Complications of Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Infection in HIV infected children

jonty karpelowsky, angus alexander, stuart dix peek, alistair millar, heinz rode

Abstract


BCG disease is a growing epidemic. Tuberculosis in BCG exposed HIV infected children, must be differentiated from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as it mandates different treatment. The risks of BCG in HIV infected infants are significant and a change in policy is required to prevent its harmful effects in a high risk group of patients.

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jonty karpelowsky,

angus alexander,

stuart dix peek,

alistair millar,

heinz rode,

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Keywords

HIV; BCG; Vaccination complications

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2008;98(10):801.

Article History

Date submitted: 2007-11-22
Date published: 2008-10-08

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