Tuberculosis Collection

The tuberculin skin test is unreliable in school children BCG-vaccinated in infance and at low risk of tuberculosis infection

2011

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This study tested the reliability of the TST in screening for latent TB infection in low-risk BCG vaccinated and nonvaccinated First Nations school children in Alberta.

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The tuberculin skin test is unreliable in school children BCG-vaccinated in infance and at low risk of tuberculosis infection.

Jacobs, S., Warman, A., Richardson, R., Yacoub, W., Lau, A., Whittaker, D., Cockburn, S. et al. (2011). The tuberculin skin test is unreliable in school children BCG-vaccinated in infance and at low risk of tuberculosis infection. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 30(9), 754-58..

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