Diagnostic value of ex vivo pleural fluid interferon-gamma versus adapted whole-blood quantiferon-TB gold in tube assays in tuberculous pleural effusion

@inproceedings{Eldin2012DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of ex vivo pleural fluid interferon-gamma versus adapted whole-blood quantiferon-TB gold in tube assays in tuberculous pleural effusion},
  author={Eman Nasr Eldin and Asmaa Omar and Mahmoud Khairy and Adel H. M. Mekawy and Maha Kamel Ghanem},
  booktitle={Annals of thoracic medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Noninvasive diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (TB) remains a challenge due to the paucibacillary nature of the disease. As Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific T cells are recruited into pleural space in TB effusion; their indirect detection may provide useful clinical information. OBJECTIVES Evaluation of pleural fluid interferon (INF)-γ levels vs Quantiferon-TB Gold In tube assay (QFT- IT) in blood and its adapted variants, using pleural fluid or isolated pleural fluid cells… CONTINUE READING
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