B. B. DIENA, PH.D., M.V.D.
Tuberculosis mortality and morbidity have been impressively reduced by chemotherapy, but in recent years there has been a resurgence of new cases of tuberculosis. Reservoirs of tuberculosis infection are escaping detection because of the inadequacy of mass roentgenography and tuberculin testing. Omran and Deuschule (1), in a controlled study, found an 18% failure rate in the detection of tuberculosis by these methods. Futhermore, tuberculin sensitivity does not equate with active tuberculosis and is of little value after Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination. For these reasons, many investigators have tried to develop a serological method for the diagnosis of mycobacterial infections, and
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
DIENA BB. Problems in the Serodiagnosis of Tuberculosis. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:132–134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-1-132
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(1):132-134.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only