Comparing the tuberculin skin test and T-SPOT.TB blood test in children.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Interferon-γ-release assays (IGRAs) have been developed for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection, but few data are available for children. There currently is no reference standard for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection. OBJECTIVE To compare the performance of 1 IGRA, the T-SPOT.TB assay with the tuberculin skin test (TST) in children… (More)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-1725

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