Diagnosis of tuberculosis: PPD or BCC test

Sonmez E., Yakinci C., Aladag M., Evliyaoglu E., Yologlu S., Koksal N.

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, vol.44, no.1, pp.40-42, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/tropej/44.1.40
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-42
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


In recent years, several articles have been published about BCG tests in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, particularly in children. The test is reportedly more sensitive and more specific than tuberculin test (PPD), We evaluated the results of simultaneous application of PPD and BCG test in order to assess its efficacy in adults and adolescents with tuberculosis (tbc), We applied BCG test and PPD concurrently in 35 healthy controls and 41 tuberculosis cases presented to Research Hospital, Inonu University and Malatya Tuberculosis Dispensary with clinical and radiological findings, The subjects also had sputum examined for presence of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) by direct microscopy, culture on Lowenstein Jensen medium and by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).