Diagnosis and follow-up of treatment of latent tuberculosis; the utility of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube assay in outpatients from a tuberculosis low-endemic country

@inproceedings{DyrholRiise2010DiagnosisAF,
  title={Diagnosis and follow-up of treatment of latent tuberculosis; the utility of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube assay in outpatients from a tuberculosis low-endemic country},
  author={Anne Margarita Dyrhol-Riise and Gerd Gran and Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Bj\orn Blomberg and Christel Gill Haanshuus and Odd M\orkve},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) Release Assays (IGRA) are more specific than the tuberculosis skin test (TST) in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI). We present the performance of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube (QFT-TB) assay as diagnostic test and during follow-up of preventive TB therapy in outpatients from a TB low-endemic country. METHODS 481 persons with suspected TB infection were tested with QFT-TB. Thoracic X-ray and sputum samples were performed and a… CONTINUE READING

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