Tuberculin skin test positivity without tuberculosis contact: A major challenge in childhood


Gedik A. H. , ÇAKIR E., Donmez T., Ari E., Koksalan O. K.

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, cilt.51, ss.632-638, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jpc.12779
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.632-638

Özet

AimWorldwide, tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) commonly give false positive results for those who had been given the Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin vaccine such as is routinely administered in Turkey. This study aimed to evaluate the patients referred to us who had positive TSTs despite lack of tuberculosis (TB) disease contacts.