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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 8:01 am

Yes.

It would make sense if X9s comment about genetics is true (ie why it is only apparent in SE Asia)

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 9:31 am

My son (made by two Caucasians) got BCG locally right after he was born but unlike myself it was not in the upper arm but in the upper buttock area. It looked rather bad for a good couple of months but now is pretty discreet.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 9:51 am

Genetics possibly. Why are so many Asian Lactose intolerant as well. Genetics.
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Post by nakatago » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:18 am

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JR wrote: p.s. yes it leaves a scar but quite discreet. Sometimes in SG you see young women with scars like a pink slug on their upper arms... wonder if that is BCG too?
My daughter has one, don't know if it's from TB or what. I think it was a "multi-shot". Of course she's just over 1, and it's rapidly subsiding. I very rarely saw it on women in the US, but I see it on people everywhere in Asia. I wonder if the genetic disposition theory above is true, or if it is a different vaccine formula?
Quite common with Asians but I was surprised to see the Chinese here have the "pink slug" scar.

About your daughter, maybe because of your wife.
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:33 am

the lynx wrote:
JR8 wrote:
nutnut wrote:It's standard in the UK to be tested for immunity and if nto then vaccinated for TB, it leaves a fairly large scar on your upper arm (dependant on your writing hand, it's the opposite one)

Full of interesting information me!

Anyway, the point is, that you and your 2 other colleagues could be immune naturally to TB. There were some (few and far between) who used to administer punches to the affected area and it hurt like hell!

That was the BCG that you got at the age of about 11 years old?

p.s. yes it leaves a scar but quite discreet. Sometimes in SG you see young women with scars like a pink slug on their upper arms... wonder if that is BCG too?
That is for Rubella. I also have one, but fortunately not in that horrid bulbous shape!
My bad! I actually have two vaccination scars and I'm trying really hard to remember which is for which. But I'm pretty sure that neither gave me that 'pink slug' scar... I guess it really is genetic disposition, although I belong to the group whom majority has those 'pink slugs'...

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:21 am

Google says it is called a keloid scar and that Asians are more prone to keloids than Caucasians.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 3:15 pm

Here is a blog article on it regarding Taiwan...

http://blog.islaformosa.com/2007/05/vac ... ar-or.html

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Post by therat » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 3:41 pm

x9200 wrote:My son (made by two Caucasians) got BCG locally right after he was born but unlike myself it was not in the upper arm but in the upper buttock area. It looked rather bad for a good couple of months but now is pretty discreet.
During my time , is inject at non-writing arm.


During early 2000 , inject at upper buttock area.

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Post by morenangpinay » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 11:49 pm

its keloid...some people are keloid formers all their scars develop thick layer of skin..theres a cream now you can use to stop your scar from being a keloid.

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Post by James Lim » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:53 pm

She is from the Philippines. Direct hired/didn't go through agency there hence didn't think to do medical, a major oversight/blunder we realize.

Thanks again to all for chiming in.

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 05 Jul 2012 1:21 pm

James Lim wrote:She is from the Philippines. Direct hired/didn't go through agency there hence didn't think to do medical, a major oversight/blunder we realize.

Thanks again to all for chiming in.
No surprise she tested positive then.
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