Barbara Zeligs

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Diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in children by the tuberculin skin test (TST) poses a diagnostic challenge for physicians due to its low specificity and cross-reactivity with nontuberculous mycobacteria and bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG). Although interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) have been shown as novel TST alternatives for diagnosis of latent TB(More)
That children are more likely develop a severe form of TB is reflective of the differences in the maturational stages of their immune systems, but a paucity of data is available about how this system matures and what the relationship of these developmental immune deficiencies are with infection. Maturational deficiencies in the adap-tive and innate immune(More)
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