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Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Apr;62(3):258-60. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1331897. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Parasternal mass revealing as a postvaccinal Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-elicited sternal osteomyelitis.

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea.
  • 3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea.
  • 4Department of Pathology, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Although osteomyelitis is a very rare complication of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination, sternal osteomyelitis as a late complication of BCG vaccination diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a child is described.We might consider BCG osteomyelitis in the case of osteomyelitis without bacterial isolation within a year after BCG vaccination, the absence of pulmonary foci, and a contact to the patient with tuberculosis.

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