This over-reliance on Mantoux test
could be because of the inadequate exposure of the clinicians to the recent guidelines.
of the patient showed positively reactivity with a 18 mm indurations after 48 hours.
Out of 100 patients, 30 patients had a positive Mantoux test
Each of the subjects in the study were subjected to the Mantoux test
, administering 0.1 ml of PPD suspension at a concentration of 5 UI/ml (Biocine Test PPD, Chiron, SI, Italy) following the protocols of consent for administration and reading/interpretation.
I always thought that the Mantoux test
containing five tuberculin units of PPD should be administered intradermally.
The tuberculin skin test, also known as the Mantoux test
, can identify most people infected with tubercle bacilli six to eight weeks after initial exposure.
With energy, a person can have a negative Mantoux test
and still have active tuberculosis.
Although there is more than one TB skin test, the preferred method of testing is to use the Mantoux test
. For this test, a small amount of testing material is placed just below the top layers of skin - usually on the arm.
was positive in 76.7% of the cutaneous tuberculosis patients.
The Mantoux test
is sensitive for latent infection by Mycobacterium species in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, although the test has known cross-reactivity for NTM (including M.
Connective tissue and infective screening including venereal disease research laboratory test (VDRL), angiotensin converting enzyme, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, antinuclear antibodies, retroviral serology, chest X-ray, and Mantoux test