Combined use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold assay and chest computed tomography in a tuberculosis outbreak.

@article{Lew2009CombinedUO,
  title={Combined use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold assay and chest computed tomography in a tuberculosis outbreak.},
  author={Woo Jin Lew and Young Ju Jung and Jeehyun Song and Yu Mi Jang and H-J Kim and Y M Oh and S D Lee and Woo Sung Kim and Dong Soo Kim and Won Kim and Tae Sun Shim},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={633-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G) assay and chest computed tomography (CT), in addition to the conventional use of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and chest radiography (CXR), in a contact investigation of a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak. DESIGN In a contact investigation of a TB outbreak in a high school, TST and CXR were performed on all 1044 employees and students. QFT-G was performed on TST-positive subjects, and CT on QFT-G-positive subjects and students with… CONTINUE READING

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