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Bcg Vaccine For Tuberculosis
Always will be PPD+: Apart from the effectiveness debate, those who receive BCG as TB vaccine will always be ppd+ (or be hypersensitive to ppd) which can require imaging such as chest xrays to prove that there is no active disease, when previously a negative PPD would suffice. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Active TB prevention: The major role of BCG vaccine is TB prevention. Bcg vaccine is also effective for protection against leprosy and disease due to nontuberculous mycobacteria. The efficacy of bcg-protection against active tb- is about 50%, and the duration of protection is believed to be 10 to 15 years. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Bcg vaccine: Bcg vaccine is a vaccine for tuberculosis.It is not used in us, but it is used in many countries where there is high prevalence of tb.To prevent childhood tb, TB meningitis and miliary tuberculosis.It should only be used in persons and children who have negative tuberculin test and are continually exposed and can not be separeted from adults who are not adequately treated, or have resistance strain. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Bcg vaccine: No it is not and it does not work.The studies in us have shown it is not effective to prevent tuberculosis, it has been recommended in some of the british raaj countries, like gyana, jamaika, trinidad and others.But the effectiveness is very doubtfull. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Bcg vaccine abroad: It will give you only false security, it is not effective in preventing tuberculosis and is not recommended you should however all other pracautions and on your return get matoux test done and if turns positive to take prophylaxis treatment. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
BCG VACCINE: Bcg vaccine is still being given to new born babies in several countries .It is effective in protecting againt TB meningitis in children but its effectiveness against pulmonary tuberculosis is variable usa and holland have never used it routinely, due to surveilance with monyoux test disadvantages except making difficult to interpret motoux test in us, and not very effective for pulmonary tuberculo. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm not sure if I've had a BCG vaccine when young. (I dont have a BCG scar on my arm) Should i get it now if I'm travelling to India?
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