Virginie Nael

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INTRODUCTION Using French cut-offs for the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), results of the TST were compared with the results of an Interferon-gamma Release Assay (IGRA) in Healthcare Workers (HCW) after contact to AFB-positive TB patients. METHODS Between May 2006 and May 2007, a total of 148 HCWs of the University Hospital in Nantes, France were tested(More)
INTRODUCTION In France, pre-employment screening for tuberculosis (TB) is performed for healthcare workers (HCW). Screening is repeated when exposure to TB patients or infectious material occurs. The results of these TB screenings were analysed in a retrospective analysis. METHOD Tuberculin skin tests (TST) and interferon-gamma release assays(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the clinical use of interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) has increased exponentially, while their indications remain controversial given difficulties in interpretation. Four indications were recommended by the French National Authority for Health (HAS) in 2006. We evaluated the utilization of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube(More)
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