Comparison study of QuantiFERON test with tuberculin skin testing to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection among nurses working in teaching hospitals of Ahvaz, Iran.

@inproceedings{Salmanzadeh2016ComparisonSO,
  title={Comparison study of QuantiFERON test with tuberculin skin testing to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection among nurses working in teaching hospitals of Ahvaz, Iran.},
  author={Shokrollah Salmanzadeh and Hajar Abbasissifar and Seyed Mohmmad Alavi},
  booktitle={Caspian journal of internal medicine},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Prompt diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) are needed to control TB. The aim of the study was to compare the performance of Quanti FERON-TB test (QFT) with conventional TST for the diagnosis of LTBI. METHODS In this analytical - comparison study, we enrolled 87 nurses working in teaching hospitals in Ahvaz. All study subjects were tested by TST. TST results were interpreted as positive if induration was more than 10 mm. If the level of QFT after… CONTINUE READING

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