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Sensitivity to sensitins and tuberculin in Swedish children. IV. The influence of BCG-vaccination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1612158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BCG-vaccinated schoolchildren, 8-9 yrs of age, were simultaneously tested on separate arms with tuberculin and a sensitin. Using the 6 mm cut-off they reacted in 49% to two tuberculin units purified protein derivative (PPD RT23), in 67% to 0.1 micrograms Mycobacterium avium sensitin RS10, and in 58% to 0.1 micrograms M. scrofulaceum sensitin RS95. The corresponding figures for non-BCG-vaccinated schoolchildren of the same age tested at the same time were 3, 25 and 32%, respectively. The results indicate a stimulating influence of BCG-vaccination on tuberculin and sensitin reactivity. Since the sensitin reactions were the larger ones, these reactions were not only due to the vaccination. The BCG-vaccinated schoolchildren seem to have acquired infections by atypical mycobacteria despite vaccination.
Authors:
L O Larsson; M Magnusson; B E Skoogh; A Lind
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0903-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-30     Completed Date:  1992-07-30     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  584-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antigens / immunology*
Antigens, Bacterial / immunology*
BCG Vaccine / immunology*
Child
Humans
Mycobacterium avium / immunology*
Mycobacterium scrofulaceum / immunology*
Sweden
Tuberculin / immunology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens; 0/Antigens, Bacterial; 0/BCG Vaccine; 0/Tuberculin

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