RESEARCH ON LOCAL SENSITIZATION GENERATED BY TUBERCULIN
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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In the study of anergies using the method of serial skin tests, the reinoculation of a cutaneous zone previously inoculated can always become a cause of error whether the reaction was negative or positive or the subject is anergic or allergic at the moment of reinoculation. The reactions obtained by homeotopic reinoculations give an inexact picture of the subjects reactivity the sensitization created locally by tuberculin makes them too premature, too great, too strong and even, in certain cases of anergy, unduly positive. On the other hand, it seems that the homeotopic reinoculation is sometimes able to supply some interesting information. A negative reaction obtained at the location of an old skin test seems to indicate a state of particularly severe anergy.
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