US soldiers in high-tuberculosis areas face new epidemic: false positives
...th the growing number of pseudoepidemics, or clusters of false-positives for TB that are the result of universal testing with a notoriously inaccurate tuberculin
skin test (TST) and inconsistent procedures for interpreting those tests in low-risk populations.
These false positives tests have become more than...
New TB test means quicker and easier diagnosis for patients
...pot-Plus, in conjunction with a skin test known as tuberculin
skin testing, already in use.
TB is difficult ...er conditions. The combination of ELISpot-Plus and tuberculin
skin testing is able to rule out TB within 48 hour...able to determine TB infection in 89% of cases and tuberculin
skin testing alone was able to determine TB infect...
A new more effective tuberculosis screening test for HIV victims
...iagnosis has for several decades been founded on a positive response to the tuberculin
skin test (TST). However, TSTs reliability is limited in highly TB-endemic ...osis. Such assays now provide a means of getting round the drawbacks of the tuberculin
skin test (TST). Yet, although these new screening methods are more effecti...
Pre-kindergarten TB Testing Costs High
...o children, she said.
The tuberculosis skin test, also known as the tuberculin
or PPD test, is used to determine whether someone has been infected by brea...eople with latent TB infection have no symptoms and usually have a positive tuberculin
skin test. They cannot spread TB to others, but need treatment to prevent t...
Study Finds Link Between Secondhand Smoke and TB Infection in Children
...g at the same address. All the children received a tuberculin
skin test for the study.
Researchers defin...children surveyed, 432 -- or 32% -- had a positive tuberculin
skin test, and 1,170 -- or 87% -- were identified ...
The researchers found that the rate of positive tuberculin
skin tests in children who were considered secondh...
All Foreign-born Nationals In US To Be Tested For TB
...treated for latent TB infection, they say.
They recommend that people who have lived in the United States for five years or less be targeted for tuberculin
skin testing and treatment.
"Twenty-five percent of all reported TB cases in the United States are among foreign-born persons who have lived in...
TB can Be Eradicated in the U.S With Modified Guidelines: Study
...e United States more than five years previously."
Present guidelines recommend only those residing in the U.S. for five years or less be targeted for tuberculin
skin testing and treatment of latent TB infection.
The following countries of origin of U.S. immigrant residents had the largest number of TB cases i...
Health Care Workers with Positive TB Skin Test Should Receive Treatment
...hy R. Sterling, M.D., and David W. Haas, M.D., treatment should be provided to health care workers with latent TB infection as indicated by a positive tuberculin
skin test, particularly if they meet certain high-risk criteria.
"It is important that patients be able to trust their health care providers to ...
Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Effective With Blood Tests
...uberculosis in low-prevalence areas, a specific and sensitive test for latent infection is needed. Two new blood tests might be more accurate than the tuberculin
Tuberculosis scores very high amongst the infectious airborne disease category, known to affect about 9 million people worldwide. Alon...
Tuberculosis test for Westminster High School
...of the person is reduced the bacteria becomes very infective and can spread through air droplets.
Mantoux test is the skin test done by injecting tuberculin
(mild form of the bacterial antigen) which detects the presence of tubercle bacilli along with X-ray of the lungs to confirm the presence of bacterium...
is the name given to extracts of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis, or M. avium that is used in skin testing in animals and humans to identify a tuberculosis infection. Several types of tuberculin
have been used for this, of which purified protein derivative (PPD) is the mos...
PPD skin test
...tool for tuberculosis. It is one of the two major tuberculin
skin tests used in the world, largely replacing...e tuberculosis skin test (also known as the tuberculin
or PPD test ) determines whether a person has ... PPD skin test . ... Mantoux test n. A tuberculin
test in which a small amount of ...
...nitions ... Induration : Localized hardening of soft tissue of the body. ... Both erythema and induration appear to be adequate indices of tuberculin
sensitivity. ... had spread to 20 cm, and the central induration had spread to 9 cm. ... List of 8 disease causes of Induration of the pros...