RNTCP: Current guidelines, 2011

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imageMulti Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: An isolate of M.Tuberculosis resistant to at least INH and Rifampicin with or without other antitubercular drugs based on DST result from an RNTCP accredited culture and DST laboratory.
imageTuberculin test/Mantoux test: A standard dose of 5 Tuberculin units (0.1 mL) is injected intradermally and the response read after 48 to 72 hours. A person who has been exposed to the bacteria is expected to mount an immune response in the form of induration and erythema at the site of injection. Induration more than 10mm can be considered significant.
imageThe immune response in Tuberculin test is Type 4 reaction, i.e., delayed hypersensitivity.

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