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, vol.51, no.6, pp.632-638, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jpc.12779
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.632-638
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.