Role of Mantoux test in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

  • KY Loh


A 45-year-old patient from rural community presented with cough of three months associated with weight loss and excessive tiredness. He had no significant past medical history. On examination of the chest, coarse crepitations were heard on the right apical region. His haemoglobin is 9 gm%, total white is 10x109/L and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is 90 mm/hour. His chest radiograph showed right upper zone opacity. Mantoux test was performed on his forearm. ( copied from article ) .


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LohK. (2011). Role of Mantoux test in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Malaysian Family Physician, 6(2 & 3), 2. Retrieved from
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