Tuberculin sensitivity in BCG vaccinated children and its implication for ARI estimation

Chadha, V.K.; Jagannatha, P.S. and Suryanarayana, H.V. (2000) Tuberculin sensitivity in BCG vaccinated children and its implication for ARI estimation. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 47. pp. 139-146.

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Abstract

To study the tuberculin sensitivity patterns among BCG vaccinated and unvaccinated children and possibility of estimating annual risk of tuberculosis infection (ARI) from among BCG vaccinated children, a total of 11,132 children (5,107 aged 0-4 years and 6,025 aged 5-9 years) were tested using ITU of PPD RT23 with Tween 80. Children with BCG scar comprised 68.2% of the test-read population aged 0-4 years and 47.5% of those aged 5-9 years.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculin Sensitivity, BCG vaccination, Children, ARI Estimation
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Persons > Age Groups > Child
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Therapeutics > Biological Therapy > Immunotherapy > Immunization > Immunotherapy, Active > Vaccination
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines > BCG Vaccine
ID Code:577
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:04 August 2005

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