A quantitative study of the tuberculin skin reaction in pulmonary tuberculosis

Rosario, Patrick G.; Gupta, R.B. and Rana, D. (1984) A quantitative study of the tuberculin skin reaction in pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (1). pp. 8-9.

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This study evaluates the influence of the extent of disease on the size of the tuberculin reaction in 150 untreated patients of pulmonary tuberculosis. 121 of these patients reacted to 1 TU of PPD. 13 of the 82 moderately advanced and 15 of the 64 far advanced cases had an induration of 0-11 mm. In the strongly positive (18mm. & over) range, there were 38 out of 82 moderately advanc-ed cases, as against 22 out of 64 cases of far advanced disease. The difference in the distribution of the tuberculin indurations between the two groups is not statistically significant.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculin Reaction, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Induration, Untreated Patients
Subjects:Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antigens > Antigens, Bacterial > Tuberculin
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Integumentary System > Skin
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2729
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:13 March 2008

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