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A family history of serious complications due to BCG vaccination is a tool for the early diagnosis of severe primary immunodeficiency

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, January 2013
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Title
A family history of serious complications due to BCG vaccination is a tool for the early diagnosis of severe primary immunodeficiency
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1824-7288-39-54
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Authors

Pérsio Roxo-Junior, Jorgete Silva, Mauro Andrea, Larissa Oliveira, Fernando Ramalho, Thiago Bezerra, Altacílio A Nunes

Abstract

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is one of the most severe forms of primary immunodeficiency (PID). Complications of BCG vaccination, especially disseminated infection and its most severe forms, are known to occur in immunodeficient patients, particularly in SCID. A carefully taken family history before BCG injection as well as delaying vaccination if PID is suspected could be a simple and effective method to avoid inappropriate vaccination of an immunodeficient child in some cases until the prospect of newborn screening for SCID has been fully developed. We describe a patient with a very early diagnosis of SCID, which was suspected on the basis of the previous death of two siblings younger than one year due to severe complications secondary to the BCG vaccine. We suggest that a family history of severe or fatal reactions to BCG should be included as a warning sign for an early diagnosis of SCID.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 21%
Student > Master 10 16%
Student > Postgraduate 7 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 10%
Researcher 5 8%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 13 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 6%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 18 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2022.
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#13,243,610
of 22,464,753 outputs
Outputs from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#362
of 925 outputs
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#163,747
of 297,521 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#21
of 44 outputs
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