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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Feb 1;34(3):365-70. Epub 2001 Dec 13.

Evolution and current use of the tuberculin test.

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Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA.

Abstract

Since it was first introduced in the late 1800s, the tuberculin test has undergone continual refinement in its formulation, standardization, and dosage, as well as its interpretation and indications for use. New guidelines have replaced universal screening with targeted testing and rigid definitions of positivity with individualized criteria formulated from a Bayesian approach. This review summarizes the evolution of the test and provides information to help gauge its predictive value.

PMID:
11774084
DOI:
10.1086/338149
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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