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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 202-202



Twenty Four Hour Tuberculin Response in Adolescent School Children
Tiroumourougane Serane V.
Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Puducherry, India
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  The tuberculin test is a time tested immunological tool used for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Only very few studies are available reporting the prevalence of tuberculin positivity in adolescents, a high risk population for tuberculosis. Tuberculin reaction is read after 48 to 72 hours, which results in delay in the diagnosis of infection. Recent studies in healthy younger children have shown that 24 - hour tuberculin skin test evaluation is possible.

Corresponding Author : Tiroumourougane Serane V.