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CALMETTE-GUÉRIN BACILLUS STERNAL OSTEOMYELITIS DIAGNOSED BY DNA SEQUENCING ANALYSIS OF PNC A

Lin, Wei-Jen*; Lu, Jang-Jih†; Chu, Chih-Chun‡; Chang, Tein-Yao†; Wang, Chih-Chien*

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: August 2004 - Volume 23 - Issue 8 - pp 784-786
Brief Reports

Sternal osteomyelitis is an uncommon complication of Calmette-Guérin bacillus vaccination. Herein we describe a 4-month-old Taiwanese infant with a growing parasternal mass resulting from sternal osteomyelitis. By using DNA sequencing analysis, we identified the etiology as Calmette-Guérin bacillus vaccination.

From the *Department of Pediatrics, the From the †Division of Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology, and the ‡Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Accepted for publication March 17, 2004.

Address for reprints: Chih-Chien Wang, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325 Cheng-Kung Road, Section 2, Neihu 114, Taipei, Taiwan. Fax 886-2-87927293; E-mail ndmcccw@yahoo.com.tw.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.