Concordance of a positive tuberculin skin test and an interferon gamma release assay in bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccinated persons.

@article{Mahan2011ConcordanceOA,
  title={Concordance of a positive tuberculin skin test and an interferon gamma release assay in bacille Calmette-Gu{\'e}rin vaccinated persons.},
  author={C. Scott Mahan and Denise F. Johnson and Catherine Curley and F van der Kuyp},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={174-8, i}
}
BACKGROUND False-positive tuberculin skin test (TST) results due to prior bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination may lead to unnecessary treatment of presumed latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Recently approved interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are more specific for LTBI in this group. METHODS A total of 316 BCG-vaccinated foreign-born individuals with a positive TST had a commercially available IGRA (QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube) performed as part of a two-step procedure to… CONTINUE READING
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