Impact of diabetes mellitus on indeterminate results of the QuantiFERON TB Gold In-Tube test: A propensity score matching analysis

@inproceedings{Shin2017ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of diabetes mellitus on indeterminate results of the QuantiFERON TB Gold In-Tube test: A propensity score matching analysis},
  author={Hong Joon Shin and Tae-ok Kim and Hyung-Joo Oh and H Y Park and Jin-Sun Chang and Seong Hwan Ahn and Yu-Il Kim and Sung Lim and Yong-Soo Kwon},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND The sensitivity of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection could be affected by conditions of immune dysregulation. For this reason, diabetes mellitus (DM) may increase the frequency of indeterminate results of IGRAs. However, there have been inconsistent reports of role of DM on… CONTINUE READING