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., ...Daha Fazla

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, cilt.31, ss.371-374, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0196-6553(02)48238-7
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.371-374

Özet

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.