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Indian Dermatol Online J. 2012 Jan;3(1):2-6. doi: 10.4103/2229-5178.93479.

Mantoux test and its interpretation.

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  • 1Department of Skin and VD, MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, Orissa, India.

Abstract

The tuberculin skin test is one of the few investigations dating from the 19(th) century that are still widely used as an important test for diagnosing tuberculosis. Though very commonly used by physicians worldwide its interpretation always remains difficult and controversial. Various factors like age, immunological status coexisting illness etc influence its outcome, so also its interpretation. Utmost care is required while interpreting the result and giving an opinion. This article has been written with the purpose of elucidating the performance and interpretation of the standard tuberculin test.

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Interpretation; Mantoux test; tuberculosis

PMID:
23130251
PMCID:
PMC3481914
DOI:
10.4103/2229-5178.93479
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