Table 8: Interpretation of the tuberculin sensitivity (Mantoux) test*

Table 8 Interpretation of the tuberculin sensitivity (Mantoux) test

 

* Intradermal injection of 10 Tuberculin units of purified protein derivative (PPD).

† May also be due to cross-reactivity with other mycobacterial species.

Serial tuberculin testing may produce an augmented reaction (booster phenomenon) in those previously sensitised by infection or BCG vaccination.

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