Published in Vaccine Weekly, June 26th, 2002
BCG is used as a vaccine to prevent tuberculosis where the disease is widespread. However, the vaccine can stimulate the production of antibodies that cause a positive TB skin test, making it difficult to determine whether or not a person is infected with TB.
To determine the prevalence of TB in people both with and without BCG vaccination, B.E. Neuenschwander and colleagues at the Federal Office...
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