Effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assays for differentiating intestinal tuberculosis from Crohn's disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Chen2013EffectivenessOI,
  title={Effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assays for differentiating intestinal tuberculosis from Crohn's disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Wen Chen and Jun-Hua Fan and Wei Luo and Peng Peng and Si-biao Su},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 44},
  pages={8133-40}
}
AIM To investigate the clinical usefulness of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in the differential diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) from Crohn's disease (CD) by meta-analysis. METHODS A systematic search of English language studies was performed. We searched the following databases: Medline, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library. The Standards for Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy initiative and Quality Assessment for Studies of Diagnostic Accuracy tool were used to… CONTINUE READING