44.192.114.32
Home
Editorial Board
Submit article
Editor's selection process
Join as Reviewer/Editor
List of Reviewer
Indexing Information
Most popular articles
Open Access
Purchase Single Articles
Archive
Current Issue
Recommend this journal to your library
Advertiser
Accepted Articles
Search Articles
Email Alerts
Subscribe
FAQ
Contact Us
New Indian Journal of Surgery

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

 

Shortcommunication

Twenty Four Hour Tuberculin Response in Adolescent School Children
Tiroumourougane Serane V.
Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Puducherry, India
Choose an option to locate / access this Article:
Check if you have access through your login credentials.             |
|


Abstract

  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.