Loco-Regional BCGitis Revealing a HIV Infection in an Infant: A Case Report
Ibtissam Khattou*, Ouidad Louachama, Noureddine Rada, Ghizlane Draiss, Mohammed Bouskraoui
Pediatric Department A, Mother and Child Hospital, Mohammed VI Marrakesh University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco
The BCG disease is a specific complication of the Bacille Calmette and Guerin (BCG) vaccine. It is often in the form of benign local BCGitis, however the BCGosis is a lethal disseminated disease that can occur in a patient with immunodeficiency. The prognosis depends on the immune status of the patient, and the quality of management. Therapeutic modalities are very controversial. In this article, the authors report a case of loco-regional BCGitis revealing an HIV infection.
Keywords: BCGitis, Immunodeficiency, Infection retroviral, Tuberculosis, BCG vaccine, HIV infection.
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* Address correspondence to this author at the Pediatric Department A, Mother and Child Hospital, Mohammed VI Marrakesh University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco; E-mail: Khattou@live.fr