Experience And Reason: The Value Of The Tuberculin Skin Test As A Screening Test For Tuberculosis Among Bcg-Vaccinated Children


Results of tuberculin testing of 250 Navajo infants and children, vaccinated as newborns with Rosenthal BCG is reported. The incidence of strong reactors to 5 TU of PPD is very low after one year. It is suggested that tuberculin testing of BCG-vaccinated children as screening for tuberculosis, under the conditions outlined above, is both feasible and practical. Three cases of primary pulmonary tuberculosis so discovered are reported. Line graphs. Bibliography.