Effect of nutritional status on delayed hypersensitivity due to tuberculin test in children of an urban slum community

Chakraborty, A.K.; Ganpathi, K.T. and Rajalakshmi, R. (1980) Effect of nutritional status on delayed hypersensitivity due to tuberculin test in children of an urban slum community. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 27 (3). pp. 115-119.

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Abstract

Prevalence of tuberculosis infection in young children is an important surveillance measure. However, the hypersensitivity may be depressed by malnutrition and thus interfere with the interpretation of tuberculin test leading to underestimation of the infection rate.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis,Tuberculin,Hypersensitivity,Children, Slums,India
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Immunologic Diseases > Hypersensitivity > Hypersensitivity, Delayed
Persons > Age Groups > Child
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:573
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:04 August 2005

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