BCG – A diagnostic tool in childhood Tuberculosis
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114 cases of TB in children are reported. The age range, sex distribution and type of TB along with laboratory investigations are described in detail. A comparison of mantoux test and BCG has been the purpose of this study. The techniques and the detailed criteria of positive response has been described. The results show the BCG positivity (70.02%) was much more than the mantoux positivity (49.12%). Literature has been reviewed extensively. Various observations and conclusions have been drawn in favour of BCG testing. Finally it has been empathetically recommended to the medical workers that BCG should be used in diagnosis and prophylaxis without danger of any adverse reaction.
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