The booster phenomenon in 2-step tuberculin skin testing of patients receiving long-term hemodialysis

Akcay A., Erdem Y., Altun B., Usalan C., Agca E., Yasavul U., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.31, no.6, pp.371-374, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Tuberculosis remains a significant health problem for patients receiving long-term hemodialysis (HD). The tuberculin skin test (TST) is an important method for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. This study examined the significance and frequency of the booster phenomenon in serial TST of HD patients.