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J Med Primatol. 1982;11(6):380-8.

A comparison of two tuberculins in nonsensitized macaques.

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Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.


Two tuberculins (mammalian and Old Tuberculin) were compared in three species of macaques after one of the tuberculins elicited nonspecific reactions up to 72 hours after intradermal inoculation in nontuberculous monkeys. A significant difference in initial intradermal eyelid reactivity between the tuberculins was found in some subjects. The heterogeneity of tuberculins and the necessity of accurate interpretation of intradermal testing are important components in addressing tuberculosis screening in nonhuman primate colonies.

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