Does malnutrition affect tuberculin hypersensitivity reaction in the community

Ganapathy, K.T. and Chakraborty, A.K. (1982) Does malnutrition affect tuberculin hypersensitivity reaction in the community. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 49. pp. 377-382.

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Abstract

Distribution of tuberculin test indurations were studied in relation to nutritional status of 930 rural children aged 1-4 years and 796 aged 5-9 years. Using Quetlet‘s Index it has been observed that the distribution of indurations were similar in normal and malnourished children. By following Jelliffe’s criteria of grading nutrition, no correlation was observed between the size of induration and degree of malnutrition. It is concluded that malnutrition in the community may not influence the prevalence rates of tuberculin infection based on such testing.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculin sensivity, Malnutrition, Community
Subjects:Immunologic Diseases > Hypersensitivity > Drug Hypersensitivity
Persons > Age Groups > Infant
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases > Nutrition Disorders > Malnutrition
ID Code:391
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:28 July 2005

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