Assesment of BCG produced immunity

Sreeniwas, Dr. and Tiagi, G.K. (1964) Assesment of BCG produced immunity. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 12 (1). pp. 11-15.

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On the basis of this study, carried out on 48 tuberculin negative guineapigs to find out the relative values of vaccinal lesions and development of tuberculin allergy, we came to the following conclusions: 1. The size of vaccinal lesions may be purely a local phenomenon but the present study with its limitations, show that the size of vaccinal lesion to a great extent indicates the development of immunity (resistance) against tuberculosis and can be taken as a sign of successful vaccination. 2. The development of tuberculin allergy, in absence of any other means to measure immunity against tuberculosis after BCG vaccination, can safely be taken as evidence of the development of post-vaccinal immunity.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Immunity, BCG, Assesment, Guinea Pigs, Tuberculin Test, Mantoux
Subjects:Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity > Immunity
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals > Rodentia > Guinea Pigs
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines > BCG Vaccine
ID Code:981
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:30 September 2005

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