Hsiao-Leng Hsu

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We evaluated an enzyme-linked immunospot assay for interferon-gamma (T SPOT-TB) for rapid diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) in a disease-endemic area. From January to June 2005, patients whose clinical symptoms and radiographic findings were compatible with TB were recruited, and a blood sample was obtained for T SPOT-TB assay within 7 days of(More)
Sir, The emergence of resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to fluoroquinolones in patients with newly diagnosed infection has been a concern, especially in patients who have prior exposure to fluoroquinolones. 1 Furthermore, the usage of fluoroquinolones in community-acquired infection has been reported to delay the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). 2,3(More)
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