oa South African Medical Journal - Limitations of the accelerated BCG reaction as a test for previous infection with the tubercle bacillus

Volume 39, Issue 37
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Accelerated BCG reactions, in addition to signalling the 'Koch phenomenon' in the presence of tuberculous infection, also occur in the presence of various atypical or non-specific mycobacterial infections, which are widespread in the Durban area.

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