Tuberculin testing before BCG vaccination

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.932-a (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:932

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  1. Graham H Bothamley, lead physician for tuberculosis (graham.bothamley@homerton.nhs.uk)
  1. North East London Tuberculosis Network, Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR

    EDITOR–Our editorial says that the BCG vaccine can be given to young children without prior tuberculin testing. The evidence for this is given in greater detail in the accompanying table. These data show a greater sensitivity (93%) and similar specificity …

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