Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1968;11(4):185-188.
Published online April 30, 1968.
Clinical Observation of B.C.G. Complication
D.J. Kim1, H.I. Bae1, S.W. Choi1, D.P. Kim2
1Dept, of Pediatrics,Pusan University Hospital
2Swedish Save the Children Federation
B.C.G. 合併症에 對한 考察
金東柱1, 裵孝仁1, 崔星旭1, 金東犯2
1祭山大學校 醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
The Swedish Save the Children Federation performed B.C.G. vaccination to all children under 5 years of age in Pusan area from May 1966 to Aug. 1967, and obtained the following results as complication. 1)Complication was seen in 254 children among the total 116,986 vaccinated cases showing the rate of 0.21%. 2)In the direct vaccination group, without tuberculin test, the incidence was 0. 54%, and in the indirect group, with tuberculin test, 0. 04% 3)Regional lymphadenitis was most common (92.5%), and secondary bacterial infection of the vaccination site was 7.3%. There was also a case of skin eruption. 4)Complication was seen mostly within 2 to 3 months after vaccination, and 10 cases in 6 months. 5)Twenty-one cases were put to bacterial culture from infected site resulting in 2 cases of positive A. F.B.. Chest mass x-rays were checked in 42 cases, among which 3 cases showed hilar lymphadenitis.

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