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BCG vaccination following latent TB treatment: Possible implications for different settings

Goscé, L; Bitencourt, J; Gupta, RK; Arruda, S; Rodrigues, LC; Abubakar, I; (2019) BCG vaccination following latent TB treatment: Possible implications for different settings. International Journal of Infectious Diseases , 80 (Suppl) S17-S19. 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.026. Green open access

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Abstract

Despite much progress globally, TB is still one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Several studies have shown the importance of implementing different preventive strategies alongside treatment of TB disease, including BCG vaccination and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Large-scale population level LTBI treatment is not currently part of WHO guidelines which recommend LTBI treatment only to high risk populations. Moreover, BCG has been widely used in the past decades to both prevent infection with M. tuberculosis and reduce rates of reactivation. In this viewpoint we discuss the hypothesis of BCG vaccination following latent TB treatment and its potential impact across different settings.

Type: Article
Title: BCG vaccination following latent TB treatment: Possible implications for different settings
Location: Canada
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.026
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.026
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: BCG, Latent TB, Vaccination
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070135
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