Journal Article

Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions after Use of Tuberculin Skin Testing

James E. Froeschle, Frederick L. Ruben and A. Michael Bloh

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 1, pages e12-e13
Published in print January 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/324587
Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions after Use of Tuberculin Skin Testing

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This report describes the frequency and characteristics of serious or life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions to the tuberculin skin test over an 11-year period through November 2000. There were 24 reports and no deaths, indicating that such reactions are rare (0.08 reported reactions per million doses of tuberculin).

Journal Article.  742 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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