PPD RT23 for tuberculin surveys in India

Chadha, V.K.; Jagannatha, P.S; Vaidyanathan, P.S. and Jagota, P (2003) PPD RT23 for tuberculin surveys in India. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 7 (2). pp. 172-179.

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Abstract

The differences in sensitivity of tuberculin testing using the different preparations were found to be small and statistically non-significant. Among children, a higher proportionof reaction sizes in 10-14 mm and 15+ mm categories was observed to 2TU compared to 1TU of Dilution-G. This could reflect lower specificity of 2TU in thestudy area where non-specific sensitivity is highly prevalent. Studies in India and other countries do notsuggest any loss in potency of 1TU PPD RT23 with Tween 80.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:PPD RT23 with Tween 80; Sensitivity; Specificity;Tuberculin Reaction Sizes; Bangalore
Subjects:Immunologic Diseases > Hypersensitivity > Drug Hypersensitivity
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections
ID Code:365
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:28 July 2005

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