Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 25th, 2006
Study 1: Tuberculin reactivity in bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccinated populations depends on patient age and TB incidence.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina noted, "The effect of previously administered bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine on subsequent tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) complicates screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in foreign-born persons."
"To determine the usefulness of the TST as a screening test for LTBI in foreign-born persons, a literature search was performed of published studies that...
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