False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Among Low-Risk Healthcare Workers Following Implementation of Fifty-Dose Vials of Purified Protein Derivative.

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False-Positive Tuberculin Skin Test Results Among Low-Risk Healthcare Workers Following Implementation of Fifty-Dose Vials of Purified Protein Derivative.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Apr 02;:1-3

Authors: Collins JM, Hunter M, Gordon W, Kempker RR, Blumberg HM, Ray SM

Abstract
Following large declines in tuberculosis transmission the United States, large-scale screening programs targeting low-risk healthcare workers are increasingly a source of false-positive results. We report a large cluster of presumed false-positive tuberculin skin test results in healthcare workers following a change to 50-dose vials of Tubersol tuberculin.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-3.

PMID: 29606170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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