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Indications for Considering the Administration of BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guerin) Vaccine

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Description:

Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a vaccine for prevention of tuberculosis prepared from an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis. While infrequently used in the United States it should be considered when a person is at increased risk for tuberculosis.

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