Diagnosis of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: is the demise of the Mantoux test imminent?

@article{Rothel2005DiagnosisOL,
  title={Diagnosis of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: is the demise of the Mantoux test imminent?},
  author={J. Rothel and P. Andersen},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={981 - 993}
}
Tuberculosis is responsible for more then 2 million deaths worldwide each year and vies with HIV as the world’s most fatal infectious disease. In many developing countries, attempts to control the spread of infection rely solely on identification and treatment of those with active disease, ignoring subclinical infection. However, in developed countries, large efforts are also expended to identify and give prophylactic drugs to people with latent tuberculosis infection. Until recently, the 100… Expand
80 Citations
Latent tuberculosis: which test in which situation?
Diagnosing Latent Tuberculosis Infection in the HIV Era
A Dynamic Reinfection Hypothesis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Evaluation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis--specific antibody responses in populations with different levels of exposure from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Brazil, and Denmark.
  • S. Hoff, M. Abebe, +8 authors K. Weldingh
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2007
Towards an immunodiagnostic test for leprosy.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 82 REFERENCES
Early Diagnosis of Subclinical Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Comparison of tuberculin skin test and new specific blood test in tuberculosis contacts.
Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection by enumeration of antigen-specific T cells.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...