In February, 1908, Moro1 reported a series of 68 cases in which he had used a tuberculin inunction as a means of demonstrating hypersensitiveness to that substance. The salve employed was composed of equal volumes of old tuberculin and anhydrous lanolin. In manifest tuberculosis, the salve reaction and the von Pirquet reaction were positive in 12 cases and negative in 4; in glandular tuberculosis, positive in 6 and negative in 1, while in cases of suspected tuberculosis they were positive in 12 and negative in 8. In 25 cases in which no suspicion of tuberculosis existed, the salve reaction of Moro was positive in 3 cases only, while the von Pirquet was positive 8 times. In addition to these 68 cases, 21 tuberculosis-free children reacted negatively and 4 children with manifest disease positively to the salve. In 30 cases, control inunctions with resorbin and adeps
PATTERSON HS. THE MORO AND VON PIRQUET TUBERCULIN REACTIONS: IN ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE CASES. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1909;III(4):299–306. doi:10.1001/archinte.1909.00050150030005
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