Assessment of latent tuberculosis infection in Takayasu arteritis with tuberculin skin test and Quantiferon-TB Gold test

@article{Karada2010AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of latent tuberculosis infection in Takayasu arteritis with tuberculin skin test and Quantiferon-TB Gold test},
  author={Omer Karadağ and Kenan Aksu and Abdurrahman Sahin and Figen Yargucu Zihni and Burçin Şener and Nevsun Inanç and Umut Kalyoncu and Sibel Zehra Aydin and Sibel Aşçioğlu and Pinar Talu Ocakci and Şule Apraş Bilgen and Gokhan Keser and Vedat Inal and Haner Direskeneli and Meral Calguneri and Ihsan Ertenli and Sedat Kiraz},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={1483-1487}
}
A possible relationship between Takayasu arteritis (TA) and tuberculosis (TB) has been suggested. An increased frequency of tuberculin skin test (TST) was observed in TA patients. Quantiferon-TB Gold test (QFT) is a new in vitro assay measuring interferon-gamma response to M. tuberculosis antigens and helpful in diagnosing latent TB infection. The aim of this study was to investigate latent TB infection among TA patients by the use of both TST and QFT Gold test. Ninety-four (male/female: 7/87… CONTINUE READING

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