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BCG vaccination. Is it double protection?

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2022-12-16
Issue: 
12
Year: 
2022

E. Amosova(1), Candidate of Medical Sciences; O. Khramkova(1); O. Kozlova(2), Candidate of Medical Sciences
1-Samara State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
2-“Reaviz” Medical University, Samara

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an inference as to the possible protective role of BCG vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection. The review considers these assumptions and also presents the vaccination rules that are important in the practice of physicians. Particular emphasis is placed on the issues that are important in the practical activities of a pediatrician. Whether there is a relationship between COVID-19 and BCG vaccination remains open and is not argued in this review.

Keywords: 
infectious diseases
BCG vaccine
COVID-19
Mantoux test with 2 TE PPD-L
Diaskintest
recombinant tuberculosis allergen
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
tuberculosis.



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