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Accession:HP:0020087 term browser browse the term
Definition:Distant, or disseminated infection with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) following vaccination associated with failure to contain thebacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) following vaccination leading to spread of BCG to many sites in the body. The tuberculosis vaccine BCG contains live attenuated Mycobacterium bovis.
Comment:The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine has existed for 80 years and is one of the most widely used of all current vaccines. The BCG vaccine has a protective effect against meningitis and disseminated tuberculosis in children. or most children, BCG vaccination is harmless. However, infection, even disseminated infection, caused by BCG has occasionally been reported. The incidence of BCG infection is approximately one in ten thousand to a million. The BCG-induced disease phenotypes were designated as local, regional, distant, or disseminated pattern. The former two patterns were conventionally termed as BCGitis and the latter two as BCGosis.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: BCGiosis;   Disseminated Bacillus Calmette-Guerin infection
 alt_id: HP:0031698

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      Abnormality of the immune system 0
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