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Volume 1, Number 4—October 1995

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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children: Increased Need for Better Methods

Ejaz A. Khan and Jeffrey R. StarkeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

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Table 2

Cut-off size of reactive area for a positive Mantoux tuberculin reaction

> or = 5 mm > or = 10 mm > or = 15 mm
Persons who had contact with infectious persons 
Persons with an abnormal chest radiograph 
HIV-infected and other immuno- suppressed persons Foreign-born persons from high-prevalence countries 
Residents of prisons, nursing homes, institutions
Persons who inject drugs
Persons with other medical risk factors
Health-care workers
Locally identified populations at high risk
Children in contact with adults at high risk 
 Infants No risk factors


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