Prueba de la tuberculina

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La prueba de la tuberculina se realiza para evaluar si una persona estuvo expuesta a la tuberculosis. Si existió una exposición previa se forman anticuerpos que permanecen en el cuerpo. Para esta prueba se inyecta el antígeno de la tuberculosis bajo la piel y, si hay anticuerpos presentes, el cuerpo tendrá una respuesta inmune. Se podrá apreciar un área inflamada en el sitio de la inyección.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/01/2009
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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