Tuberculin reactivity in a population of schoolchildren with high BCG vaccination coverage

Bierrenbach, Ana L.; Cunha, Sergio S.; Barreto, Mauricio L.; Pereira, Susan M.; Dourado, Ines; Ichihara, Maria Y.; Brito, Silvana C.; Rodrigues, Laura C.
May 2003
Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica;May2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p285
Academic Journal
Investigates the influence of baccile Calmette-Guérin (BCG) or antituberculosis vaccination on tuberculin skin test reactivity, in order to guide the correct interpretation of the test in a setting of high neonatal BCG vaccination coverage. Motive for conducting tuberculin skin tests (TST); Use of TST surveys; Difficulties associated with performing the TST; Severity of tuberculosis worldwide.


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