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Candida skin testing is a poor adjunct to tuberculin skin testing in international adoptees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19820428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We conducted a prospective longitudinal study evaluating Candida skin testing among international adoptees presenting to our clinic between 2000 and 2006. Nineteen (17%) and 17 (15%) children had negative tests at presentation and at 6 months, respectively--only 3 were negative at both points. Our study suggests that Candida skin test reactivity is an unstable measure of anergy among international adoptees.
Authors:
Kee Thai Yeo; Xiaobei Zhu; H Lester Kirchner; A Desiree LaBeaud; Anna Mandalakas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1532-0987     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-28     Completed Date:  2010-02-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1020-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA. kee.yeo@uhhospitals.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adoption
Candidiasis / diagnosis*
Female
Humans
Infant
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Prospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Skin Tests / methods*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
IK23-HD40982/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K23 HD040982-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 AI076199-01A1/AI/NIAID NIH HHS
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