Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95--97

Inadvertent intramuscular administration of high dose bacillus Calmette Guerin vaccine in a pre-term infant


Asima Banu1, Eswari Loganathan2 
1 Department of Microbiology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Asima Banu
Room No 23, First Floor, OPD Block, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, Shivajinagar, Bangalore - 560 001, Karnataka
India

This case report examined the natural course of reaction after accidental intramuscular administration of high dose Bacille Calmette-Guιrin (BCG) vaccine into the anterolateral aspect of thigh of a pre-term infant as a part of routine vaccination instead of intra-dermal injection into the arm. There is no consensus on the best management of this complication, although in this case healing was prolonged but was spontaneous without anti-tubercular chemotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Banu A, Loganathan E. Inadvertent intramuscular administration of high dose bacillus Calmette Guerin vaccine in a pre-term infant.J Family Med Prim Care 2013;2:95-97


How to cite this URL:
Banu A, Loganathan E. Inadvertent intramuscular administration of high dose bacillus Calmette Guerin vaccine in a pre-term infant. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];2:95-97
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