The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 6
Overdose and Intramuscular Administration of Bacille Calmette-Guerin Vaccine in a 2-Month-Old Infant
1Department of Pediatrics, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, 2Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey. E-mail: The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is used against tuberculosis. According to the vaccination program in Turkey, DaBT-Hib-IPV (diphtheriapertussis [acellular]-tetanus-haemophilus influenza type b-inactive polio vaccine), PVC13 (pneumoccocal conjugate vaccine) and BCG vaccines are given simultaneously to all 2-months-old infants, using different administration techniques. We report a 2-month-old infant who received an overdose and intramuscular BCG vaccine instead of DaBT-Hib-IPV. The patient was treated with isoniazid for six months and developed no complications during a oneyear follow-up period. Keywords : infant, overdose and intramuscular BCG vaccine.
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