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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009

Letter

Tokyo-172 BCG Vaccination Complications, Taiwan

Ruwen JouComments to Author , Wei-Lun Huang, and Wei-Ju Su
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan

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Characteristics Mycobacterium bovis BCG complication cases, Taiwan, 2005–2007*

Patient no. Sex/age at diagnosis, y Year reported Specimen Diagnosis and site of involvement
1 F/2 2005 Biopsy sample BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right ankle
2 M/1 2005 Bacterial isolate Subcutaneous abscess, left anterior chest wall
3 M/2 2005 Bacterial isolate Severe combined immunodeficiency, disseminated BCGitis
4 M/9 2005 Bacterial isolate Suppurative lymphadenitis
5 F/1 2005 Bacterial isolate Injection-site abscess
6 M/1 2005 Biopsy sample Suppurative lymphadenitis
7 M/2 2006 Bacterial isolate BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right distal femoris
8 M/2 2006 Bacterial isolate BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis
9 F/1 2006 Bacterial isolate BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, left distal femoris
10 F/1 2006 Bacterial isolate BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, left distal radius
11 F/2 2007 Bacterial isolate BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right knee
12 M/1 2007 Bacterial isolate Subcutaneous abscess, left wrist
13 M/2 2007 Biopsy sample BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, right ankle
14 F/1 2007 Bacterial isolate Suppurative lymphadentitis
15 M/2 2007 Bacterial isolate BCG osteitis/osteomyelitis, left proximal tibia

*BCGitis, disseminated BCG infection.

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