Evaluation of the filter paper IP-10 tests in school children after exposure to tuberculosis: a prospective cohort study with a 4-year follow-up

@inproceedings{Tuuminen2012EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the filter paper IP-10 tests in school children after exposure to tuberculosis: a prospective cohort study with a 4-year follow-up},
  author={Tamara Tuuminen and E P I Salo and Hannele Kotilainen and Morten Ruhwald},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES The prevalence of active tuberculosis (TB) is low in Finland, but outbreaks do occur. Following exposure national guidelines recommend either tuberculosis skin test or interferon-γ-release assay-testing of asymptomatic children. The aim of this study was to compare QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT) and interferon-γ-inducible protein (IP-10) release assay for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection following exposure to TB in a primary school. DESIGN A prospective… CONTINUE READING

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