Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthy young adults in a country with high tuberculosis burden and BCG vaccination at birth

@inproceedings{Dagnew2012DiagnosisOL,
  title={Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthy young adults in a country with high tuberculosis burden and BCG vaccination at birth},
  author={Alemnew F Dagnew and Jemal Hussein and Markos Abebe and Martha Zewdie and Adane Mihret and Ahmed Bedru and Menberework Chanyalew and Lawrence K. Yamuah and Girmay Medhin and Peter Bang and T Mark Doherty and Asrat Hailu and Abraham Aseffa},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2012}
}
One third of the world’s population is thought to have latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) with the potential for subsequent reactivation of disease. To better characterize this important population, studies comparing Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and the new interferon-γ release assays including QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) have been conducted in different parts of the world, but most of these have been in countries with a low incidence of tuberculosis (TB). The aim of this study was… CONTINUE READING
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