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Disseminated BCG in HIV infection.
  1. J Ninane,
  2. A Grymonprez,
  3. G Burtonboy,
  4. A Francois,
  5. G Cornu
  1. Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.


    A boy, born to a mother with AIDS related complex, was immunised with BCG on the 10th day of life. At the age of 4 months he presented with a local enlarged lymph node, fever, hypotonia, and diarrhoea. Mycobacterium bovis, BCG strain, was grown from the lymph node and cerebrospinal fluid; this proved dissemination.

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