Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 1999 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 10 |Article ID 463250 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1999/463250

Nathalie Lussier, Anne-Marie Bourgault, Christiane Gaudreau, Pierre Turgeon, "A Complication of BCG Vaccine: A Case of Localized Cutaneous Abscess due to Mycobacterium bovis", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 10, Article ID 463250, 3 pages, 1999. https://doi.org/10.1155/1999/463250

A Complication of BCG Vaccine: A Case of Localized Cutaneous Abscess due to Mycobacterium bovis

Received20 Jul 1998
Accepted21 Sep 1998

Abstract

The attenuated bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is administered to prevent tuberculosis. Complications of vaccination are uncommon. A case of cutaneous abscess due to BCG is presented in a 24-year-old woman. The abscess developed at the inoculation site four weeks after vaccination. Routine Gram stain and bacterial cultures of the pus were negative. The auramine stain was positive. Mycobacterial cultures were positive after 14 and 18 days, using the BACTEC 12B bottle and Löwenstein-Jensen media, respectively. The mycobacteria were identified as Mycobacterium bovis, vaccinal strain by high-performance liquid chromatography and DNA probe assays.

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