oa South African Medical Journal - The multiple-puncture tuberculin reaction
|Article Title||The multiple-puncture tuberculin reaction|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 State Health Department, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Dec 1968|
|Pages||1285 - 1289|
|Keyword(s)||Bacteriology, Immunology, Multiple-puncture, Pathology and Tuberculin reaction|
The specific tuberculin reaction is defined as a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to products of mammalian tubercle bacilli occurring in subjects previously sensitized by infection with the homologous organism, and it is suggested that the term 'positive' be abandoned in favour of ' significant' or 'specific', and 'insignificant' or 'non- pecific', to allow for cross-reactions due to atypical mycobacterial infection, while 'non-reactor' is proposed as a suitable substitute for ï¿½negative'.
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