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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2009, 9(3): 199-203 Back to browse issues page
Measurement of Tuberculin Test is read at 48 h & 72h in students in Rasoul Akram Hospital under 25 years old
Farideh Ebrahimi Taj , Abdolhasan Mohammadi khangah, Mojdeh Ramezani, Khatereh Anbari
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  Background and Objective: Intradermal Purified Protein Derivative PPD test is a reliable test assessment of primary mycobacterial infection. In this test the specific antigen is Purified Protein Derivative (PPD). The reaction were assessed by touching, the induration's diameter after 48 &48hours. We compared the induration's size 48 and 72 hour in this study.

  Methods: At this semi experimental study a 5 unit PPD was administered to 120 healthy medical students.

  Results: The measurements made at 72 h were significantly (4.22 mm) (p<0.001) higher than those made at 48h (2.79 mm). The reading taken at 72 h were 1.47mm larger than at 48 h recovery. There were significant differences between induration size of 48 and 72h between male and female.

  Conclusion: This study demonstrates that, in adults, the size of the 5 U Monteux reaction is significantly larger at 72h compared to the reaction at 48h. We suggest to read PPD after 72 hours if the PPD is negative after 48 hours.

Keywords: PPD Skin Test, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Induration, 48h & 72hour
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Received: 2008/01/28 | Accepted: 2009/11/11 | Published: 2014/04/5
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Ebrahimi Taj F, Mohammadi khangah A, Ramezani M, Anbari K. Measurement of Tuberculin Test is read at 48 h & 72h in students in Rasoul Akram Hospital under 25 years old. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2009; 9 (3) :199-203
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