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Tuberculin Skin Tests Among Medical Students With Prior Bacille-Calmette Guérin Vaccination in a Setting With a High Prevalence of Tuberculosis

  • Thana Khawcharoenporn (a1), Anucha Apisarnthanarak (a1), Kanokporn Thongphubeth (a1), Chananart Yuekyen (a1) and Linda M. Mundy (a2)...

Abstract

Presence of a bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination scar in medical students was an independent factor associated with initial tuberculin skin test reactions of 10–19 mm (P = .03) and booster effects of 6–9 mm (P = .02). These findings suggest that an initial tuberculin skin test reaction of at least 20 mm or a booster effect of at least 10 mm will reveal tuberculosis among students with prior bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand12120 (anapisarn@yahoo.com)

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Tuberculin Skin Tests Among Medical Students With Prior Bacille-Calmette Guérin Vaccination in a Setting With a High Prevalence of Tuberculosis

  • Thana Khawcharoenporn (a1), Anucha Apisarnthanarak (a1), Kanokporn Thongphubeth (a1), Chananart Yuekyen (a1) and Linda M. Mundy (a2)...

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