Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) complications associated with primary immunodeficiency diseases

Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences

Volume 6 - Number

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Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) are a group of inherited disorders, characterized by defects of the immune system predisposing individuals to variety of manifestations, including recurrent infections and unusual vaccine complications. There are a number of PIDs prone to Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) complications. This review presents an update on our understanding about the BCGosis-susceptible PIDs, including severe combined immunodeficiency, chronic granulomatous disease, and Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial diseases. (c) 2012 The British Infection Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.