Accession Number : AD0653947
Title : COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS IN MONKEYS TO P.P.D. AND KOCH'S OLD TUBERCULIN.
Descriptive Note : Technical translation,
Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
Personal Author(s) : Linnikova,M. A.
Report Date : 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : P.P.D. possesses obvious advantages over Koch's old tuberculin relative to sensitivity after BCG vaccination. Monkeys show a 50% positive reactivity to P.P.D. and only 16% to Koch's old tuberculin. In lower monkeys, Koch's old tuberculin elicits no allergic reaction, through P.P.D. does. Using this fact, Burnet's hypothesis concerning allergy in lower monkeys was demonstrated to be untenable. Follow-up tuberculin reactivity tests conducted one year later indicated no essential deviation in further allergic reaction development in monkeys. (Author)
Descriptors : (*TUBERCULIN, *ALLERGIC DISEASES), (*MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, IMMUNITY), SENSITIVITY, VACCINES, MONKEYS, USSR
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE