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BCG reactivation in an infant with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
  1. Prabhakar Patil1,
  2. Vivek Mundada2
  1. 1Paediatrics and Neonatology, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  2. 2Paediatric Neurology, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  1. Correspondence to Dr Prabhakar Patil, Paediatrics and Neonatology, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE; prabhakar.patil{at}

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A 55-day-old infant presented with a history of fever for 3 days. On examination, his BCG site was erythematous and ulcerated (figure 1). Systemic examination and blood pressure were normal. The C-reactive protein was raised, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was acellular. D-dimer and N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide levels were elevated (table 1). He developed diarrhoea and a maculopapular rash on the following day, which raised the possibility of multisystem …

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