Author(s): Maes R
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Abstract A serological test detecting circulating mycobacterial antibodies of the IgG type applied to various populations. The test detected no positive cases among old age people in a retirement home. Among sexually active women, 3\% were positive. This percentage of antigen 60-positive cases was also found among asymptomatic HIV seropositives. The percentage augmented to 5.7\% when hospital attendants were analyzed and augmented further to 14\% when people known to have had contact with a man suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis were analyzed.
This article was published in Med Microbiol Immunol
and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access