Mantoux test

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tuberculin (a derivative of tubercle bacillus) is injected intradermally

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The Mantoux tuberculin skin test is considered the gold standard, even though it does not have 100% sensitivity or specificity (American Thoracic Society, 2000).
A 10-mm Mantoux tuberculin skin test is considered positive in children less than aged 4, with medical risk factors such as diabetes, lymphoma, renal failure, or immigration from an endemic area.
Ozuah and his associates used a Mantoux tuberculin skin test to screen 1,701 consecutive children who were either aged 4-6 or 11-16.
Since 1989, CDC has recommended 12 months of INH preventive therapy for all HIV-positive or HIV-status-unknown IDUs with >5 mm of induration to the Mantoux tuberculin skin test and 6-12 months for all HIV-negative IDUs with >10 mm of induration (8).
TB by Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST), and health authorities decided to test all school children and staff.