Diagnosis of tuberculosis in South African children with a T-cell-based assay: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Liebeschuetz2004DiagnosisOT,
  title={Diagnosis of tuberculosis in South African children with a T-cell-based assay: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Susan Liebeschuetz and Sheila Bamber and Katie J Ewer and Jonathan Deeks and Ansar Pathan and Ajit Lalvani},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={364 9452},
  pages={2196-203}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood tuberculosis often presents non-specifically and is a common differential diagnosis in high prevalence areas. Current diagnostic tools have poor sensitivity and cannot reliably exclude tuberculosis, so overdiagnosis is common. HIV co-infection exacerbates this problem and accounts for an increasing proportion of paediatric tuberculosis worldwide. METHODS We assessed the usefulness of a T-cell-based rapid blood test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, the enzyme… CONTINUE READING
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