Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 20th, 1995
"In children with diseases that may require corticosteroid therapy, tuberculin skin testing, if necessary, should be performed before the corticosteroids are given," Baylor University researcher Jeffrey R. Starke wrote ("Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Steroid Recipient," The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, January 1995;14(1):85-86).
"In my experience the effect of corticosteroids on diminishing the size of hilar nodes is slow, taking weeks to months. Hence several days...
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