MMR and tuberculin testing (Mantoux test)

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MMR and tuberculin testing (Mantoux test)

  • four weeks should be left between giving MMR vaccine and carrying out tuberculin testing
    • measles vaccine component of MMR can reduce the delayed-type hypersensitivity response
      • could give a false negative response to tuberculin testing

Reference:

  • (1) Immunisation Against Infectious Disease - "The Green Book".Chapter 21 Measles (April 2019)

Last edited 04/2019

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