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Feyz 1999, 3(3): 88-93 Back to browse issues page
Cutaneous response to Tuberculin test four months after BCG vaccination at birth in rural areas of Kashan
Hossein Sharifi *, Mahmoud Khanbanpour, Mohsen Arbabi
, sharifi_h@kaums.ac.ir
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History and Objectives: Due to the various cutaneous response to tuberculin test in different ages and in order to define the quality of responses in infants 4 months after BCG vaccination at birth, this study was carried out in the rural areas of Kashan in 1372.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was performed on 219 infants selected by random sampling who were completely healthy physically. After obtaining the parents consent, data corresponding to the samples including sex and birth weight were recorded in the information sheets and tuberculin test was performed. Response was measured as the diameter of the local firmness after 48-72 hours and recorded in the information sheets. The results of response to cutaneous test in the sample were defined and the confidence interval in the society was estimated.

Results: Of the 219 evaluated infants, 111 were male (50.7%) and 108 (49.3%) were female. The response to tuberculin test was positive in 110 (50.2%) infants including 57 (51.8%) boys and 53 (48.2%) girls. Positive cutaneous responses were most commonly observed 77%, among infants with birth weights of 4000 grams. Negative cutaneous responses were most commonly observed 75% in infants with a less than 2500 grams birth weight. Adenitis was observed in 29 (13.2%) infants after injection including 14 girls and 15 boys.

Conclusion: Regarding the high rates of negative tuberculin responses among infants with the birth weight of less than 2500 grams, it is recommended to revaccinate those with negative tuberculin tests or initially vaccinate them after gaining an appropriate weight.

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Received: 2008/11/18
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Sharifi H, Khanbanpour M, Arbabi M. Cutaneous response to Tuberculin test four months after BCG vaccination at birth in rural areas of Kashan . Feyz. 1999; 3 (3) :88-93
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