Diagnostic usefulness of mycobacterial skin test antigens in childhood lymphadenitis.

@article{Beccaro1989DiagnosticUO,
  title={Diagnostic usefulness of mycobacterial skin test antigens in childhood lymphadenitis.},
  author={Mark A Del Beccaro and Paul M. Mendelman and Clarissa Nolan},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={206-10}
}
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections are a frequent cause of chronic lymphadenitis in children. Previous studies of NTM antigen skin testing were inconclusive as a result of problems with study design and antigen formulation. The present study was undertaken with the Centers for Disease Control to determine whether newly formulated NTM skin test antigens applied in a double blind manner with a standard purified protein derivative could accurately distinguish NTM infections from those… CONTINUE READING