Dose-response association between salivary cotinine levels and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

@article{Shin2013DoseresponseAB,
  title={Dose-response association between salivary cotinine levels and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.},
  author={Sanghyuk S. Shin and Rafael Laniado-Labor{\'i}n and Patricia Gonzalez Moreno and Thomas E. Novotny and Steffanie Anne Strathdee and Richard S. Garfein},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1452-8}
}
SETTING Tijuana, Mexico. OBJECTIVE To describe the association between salivary cotinine levels and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assay results. DESIGN We conducted a cross-sectional study among injection drug users. Salivary cotinine levels were measured using NicAlert, a semi-quantitative dipstick assay. QuantiFERON©-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) was used to determine Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. RESULTS Among 234 participants, the prevalence of QFT-GIT positivity for NicAlert… CONTINUE READING