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A false-positive tuberculin skin test (TST) may be a result of T-cell sensitivity due to Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination or exposure to non-tuberculous mycobacteria, thus leading to unnecessary isoniazid preventive therapy, especially in low-risk populations. Unlike TST, T-SPOT.TB is not confounded by BCG vaccination or exposure to most of the(More)
Recurrent meningitis is a rare problem and can be due to alterations in immune system, or craniospinal defect. Any clue either in patient's history or physical examination would be helpful for avoiding unnecessary and tiring tests. Here we present the case of a child with recurrent bacterial meningitis who had an unnoticed hair tuft on the occipital region.(More)
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