Tuberculin skin testing: determinants and reaction.

@article{Lao1999TuberculinST,
  title={Tuberculin skin testing: determinants and reaction.},
  author={Liyun Lao and Teresita de Guia},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={1999},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={311-7}
}
Mantoux purified protein derivative (PPD) skin testing was performed in schoolchildren who were grouped according to positive (Group I, n = 205) and negative (Group II, n = 79) exposure to recent acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) family contact. A prospective case-control study was undertaken to evaluate whether repeat bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination, nutritional state, presence/absence of BCG scar, and degree of AFB positivity of sputum of adult TB cases affect… CONTINUE READING

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