Manual for tuberculin testers and readers

Krishnamurthy, M.S. (1992) Manual for tuberculin testers and readers. Manual. National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, India.

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Abstract

Tuberculin is the protein extract of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, used for intradermal testing of subjects to identify those infected with tubercle bacilli. It gives rise to a delayed type of reaction at the test site. Paedatricians as well as other clinicians use this test as an aid to the diagnosis of tuberculosis in individuals. However, epidemiologists and health planners carry out surveys in communities to find out both prevalence and incidence of infection in the community by using tuberculin test. From prevalence rates, “risk of infection” could be estimated. Risk rates, computed at various points, not only provide information on tuberculosis situation in the examined community at various points, but also throw light on the trend of tuberculosis in the community.

EPrint Type:Monograph (Manual)
Additional Information:Abstract prepared by OpenMED staff
Uncontrolled Keywords:Manual, Tuberculin testers, Readers, Tuberculin tests
Subjects:Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Personnel
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
ID Code:422
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:29 July 2005

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