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GHAZI SAIDI K, L. STANFORD J, A. STANFORD C, DOWLATI Y. VACCINES CONTAINING MYCOBACTERIUM VACCAE AND THEIR USE IN THE CHILDREN OF LEPROSY PATIENTS IN IRAN. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1994; 8 (2) :87-91
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1384-en.html

From the Dept. of Pathobiology, School of Public Health, Tehran Universily of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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The policy of vaccinating children who live with leprosy patients, and who have responses to leprosin A of2rnrn or less, with BCG+killed Mycobacterium vaccae if they lack a BCG scar, or with killed M. vaccae alone if they have a BCG scar, has been followed over 3-4 years in two centers in Iran. Judged on the basis of skin test conversion to leprosin positivity, the policy has been highly successful. A way in which the vaccines may work is discussed, and supported by differences in apparent efficacy between the two study centers.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Pathology