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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-6

Effectiveness Of Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) Vaccination In The Prevention Of Tuberculosis Of Skin : A Case Control Study.

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A hospital based pair matched case control study was performed at Government Medical College Hospital Nagpur to estimate the effectiveness of Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BGG) vaccination against tuberculosis of skin. The study included 48 cases of tuberculosis of skin in the age group of 21 – 34 years and equal number of controls, matched for the age, sex and socioeconomic status. The estimates of protective effectiveness and prevented fraction were non-significantly higher for the subjects in the age group 21-30 years, males and subjects from lower strata of socioeconomic status. The overall vaccine effectiveness and prevented fraction was estimated to be 60. 87 (15.46- 81.89) and 36.83 (06.40 – 62.89) percent respectively. Results of this study thus indicated that BCG vaccination was moderately effective against tuberculosis of skin, in this population.

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