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Question :
Posted On : 15 Oct 2018
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.
Expert Answer :
Sometimes BCG scar may take a longer time. If it does not appear in next one month then repeat the BCG vaccine.
Answer Discussion :
Sunita Padhi
Wats the maximum time v can wait

2 years ago
shahid iqbal
wait till 6 months of age..if absent till mantoux if it comes negative..repeat bcg
2 years ago
not needed wait for some time or may be the procedure while giving BCG was wrong

some times there can be a late BCG scar called slow reaction

2 years ago

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