Question of the Day

Q. an infant is vaccinated against BCG at birth but no scar appeared after 12 weeks. Should i repeat BCG or else intervention can be done_? Pls guide me.
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Teaching Files/ Grand Rounds

A previously well, 7 week old baby presented to the paediatrics accident and emergency unit with a history of cough and fast breathing of one week duration associated with reduced oral intake of <50%. There was no fever. He was born in good condition ...
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Diagnostic Dilemma

A 2½ years old boy born of third degree consanguineous marriage presented with fever since 6 days and maculopapular rash since 2 days. He had a generalized tonic clonic convulsion 2 hours back with post ictal drowsiness. There is no otorrhoea, vomiting or focal neurological deficit. On examination, ...
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Poll

Q. For TB elimination, is it necessary to treat everyone with latent TB?
  • Yes, only then the TB pool can be abolished
  • No, data shows that latent TB pool usually does not reactivate
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