Effect of BCG vaccination on risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children with household tuberculosis contact: a prospective community-based study


Soysal A., Millington K., Bakir M., Dosanjh D., Aslan Y., Deeks J., ...Daha Fazla

LANCET, cilt.366, sa.9495, ss.1443-1451, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 366 Konu: 9495
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0140-6736(05)67534-4
  • Dergi Adı: LANCET
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1443-1451

Özet

Background Little is known about factors that affect the risk of acquiring infection in children exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The effect of BCG vaccination has been difficult to ascertain because the tuberculin skin test (TST), until recently the only method for detecting M tuberculosis infection, does not reliably distinguish between tuberculosis infection and BCG vaccination.