Interpretation of tuberculin skin-test results in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children.

@article{Kiwanuka2005InterpretationOT,
  title={Interpretation of tuberculin skin-test results in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children.},
  author={Julius P. Kiwanuka},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={152-6}
}
INTRODUCTION The tuberculin skin test is one of the most valuable tests for demonstrating tuberculous infection in both symptomatic and asymptomatic children. However, its application is often undermined by difficulties in interpretation of results arising from its low sensitivity and specificity. OBJECTIVES This review aimed to use the concept of induration distribution analysis to estimate the induration size demarcating positive from negative results in a group of children with suspected… CONTINUE READING

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