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Some mention needs to be made of the painful swelling that results from a BCQ injection Nil Einne 23:22, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


BCG is expanded to Bacille Calmette-Guérin (not bacillus) even in the English language literature (and the American literature). Look at (Comstock, G. W. (1994). "The International Tuberculosis Campaign: A pioneering venture in mass vaccination and research". Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 19 (3): 528–540. doi:10.1093/clinids/19.3.528. PMID 7811874. ) or search PubMed. BCG is not a member of the genus "Bacillus" (such as anthrax), although descriptively it is a rod-shaped bacterium and may therefore be called a "bacillus" (small "b"). I propose to move the article and all the redirects to bacille Calmette-Guérin. --Gak 21:28, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Although I had never heard of Bacillus for BCG, a PubMed test confirms both spellings, with Bacillus being more commonly used than Bacille, even in core clinical journals and in reviews. I've adapted the intro but I don't think we should move and rename all the redirects. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:51, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

BCG/Heaf test[edit]

Is the second picture an actual representation of the BCG vaccine? I am certain that it is not the case an is, in fact, the Heaf Test which one is administered with [i]before[/i] the main injection. Is this so? Or is it the case that the combination of the two is also called the BCG? If not then it is misleading and should be removed/the caption should be changed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:35, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

The author of the picture here, and the answer is YES; it is actually for BCG vaccination "in Japan", not for Heaf test. It was obtained as a set of "lyophylized BCG vaccine with immunizer" from Japan BCG Laboratory (unfortunately English page is under construction.) In Japan, BCG is administered by the method so-call "multiple puncture method" with this apparatus for a long (for example, you can see the name "kuchiki's needle" in this article) to prevent a local skin reaction. I know, of course, this multipuncture method is not a worldwide standard; although trials for multipuncture method using an apparatus such as 'Heaf gun' in other countries are tested or developping (e.g. [1]). I uploaded this picture mainly for the explanation of BCG in ja article, or the explanation of the variety of the vaccination method in other lang version. So, I wonder if it is "representable" for the general explanation in other language version, too. (This was the reason why I'd replaced the top image in this revision) --Y tambe (talk) 08:54, 20 May 2008 (UTC)


There is no mention of an Adjuvant added to the bovine tuberculosis bacillus preparation. (talk) 14:40, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Variable efficacy?[edit]

This page was mentioned in Richard Lehman's BMJ blog (re: The BMJ 9 August 2014 Vol 349) in connection with a recent meta-analysis (PMID 25097193) reporting "evidence that BCG protects against tuberculosis infection [as well as disease] from multiple epidemiologically different settings and independent of the type of interferon γ release assay used to detect infection" [2]. (talk) 13:03, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes have updated TB. Have not updated this article yet. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:49, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I've actually already updated this User:Jmh649! Check out my last edit on this page! Pishoygouda (talk) 01:41, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

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