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Letters Non-specific effects of childhood vaccines

Potential role for BCG in treatment of autoimmune diseases

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 21 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6091
  1. Nigel Curtis, professor of paediatric infectious diseases
  1. The University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
  1. nigel.curtis{at}

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) reviews present the evidence from epidemiological1 and immunological2 studies in humans that suggest beneficial heterologous (non-specific) effects of BCG vaccination. Adding to this evidence, but not included …

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