Diagnostic potential of interferon-gamma release assay to detect latent tuberculosis infection in kidney transplant recipients.

@article{Edathodu2017DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic potential of interferon-gamma release assay to detect latent tuberculosis infection in kidney transplant recipients.},
  author={Jameela Edathodu and Bright Varghese and Abdulrahman Alrajhi and Mohamed Shoukri and Ahmad Nazmi and Hazem Abdellah Shaaban Elgamal and Hassan Aleid and Fahad A AlRabiah and Attia Ashraff and Ihab Mahmoud and Sahal Al-Hajoj},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={19 2}
}
BACKGROUND Latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) is screened by using clinical assessment, tuberculin skin test (TST), chest radiography, and recently by interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA). The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of QuantiFERON® -TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT) for diagnosing LTBI in patients planned for kidney transplantation. METHODS All adult patients with end-stage renal disease, evaluated for kidney transplantation in a referral center… CONTINUE READING
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