RUBEN E. SIASOCO, M.D.; CHIUNG-LIN CHEN, M.D.; TE-WEN CHANG, M.D.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
To the editor: During the past 2 years, we have examined the prevalence of a positive tuberculin reaction in patients with typhoid fever. A total of 131 persons were studied. Of these, 60 had typhoid fever and 71 were selected according to their age, sex, and geographic location to match them with the patients. Most of the latter group were patients' family members. A positive reaction was defined as 10 mm or more of induration after intradermal injection of 5 tuberculin units of purified protein derivative. The results are summarized in Table 1.
Since the prevalence of positive tuberculin reactions
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
SIASOCO RE, CHEN C, CHANG T. Tuberculin Reaction in Typhoid Fever. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:400. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-400_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(3):400.
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