The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, vol.133, no.4, pp.1134-41, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)
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The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
Primary immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency, vaccine, BCG, mycobacteria, newborn screening, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, immune reconstitution syndrome, BACILLUS-CALMETTE-GUERIN, CENTRAL-NERVOUS-SYSTEM, IMMUNOCOMPROMISED CHILDREN, TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS, VACCINES
Background: Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a syndrome characterized by profound T-cell deficiency. BCG vaccine is contraindicated in patients with SCID. Because most countries encourage BCG vaccination at birth, a high percentage of patients with SCID are vaccinated before their immune defect is detected.