Immune status and BCG vaccination in newborns with intra-uterine growth retardation

Clin Exp Immunol. 1976 Oct;26(1):173-5.


In severe intra-uterine growth retardation there are low IgG levels, low numbers of B cells and low percentage as well as numbers of T cells in cord blood. Following BCG vaccination given soon after birth, Mantoux conversion and leucocyte migration inhibition response to BCG was defective.

MeSH terms

  • B-Lymphocytes
  • BCG Vaccine*
  • Cell Migration Inhibition
  • Fetal Blood / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immune Adherence Reaction
  • Immunity*
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis
  • Immunoglobulin M / analysis
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Leukocytes / immunology
  • T-Lymphocytes


  • BCG Vaccine
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M