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Tuberculin reactivity after neonatal percutaneous BCG immunisation.
  1. L P Ormerod,
  2. C Palmer
  1. Chest Clinic, Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Lancashire.


    A total of 348 neonates of Asian ethnic origin were given percutaneous BCG vaccination using a multiple puncture head. Fifty five (15.8%) were tuberculin negative when tested 6-9 weeks after vaccination, a significantly higher proportion than after intradermal vaccination. The number of abscesses after vaccination was however significantly lower.

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