Interferon-γ releasing assay versus tuberculin skin testing for latent tuberculosis infection in targeted screening programs for high risk immigrants

@article{Orlando2010InterferonRA,
  title={Interferon-γ releasing assay versus tuberculin skin testing for latent tuberculosis infection in targeted screening programs for high risk immigrants},
  author={Giuseppina Orlando and Stefania Merli and Laurie Cordier and Frank Mazza and Giovanni Casazza and Anna Maria Villa and Luigi Ruffo Codecasa and Eva Negri and Antonietta Cargnel and Maurizio Ferrarese and Giuliano Rizzardini},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={195-204}
}
Recent immigrants from developing countries (<2 years since immigration) are at very high risk of active TB disease due to reactivation of latent infections acquired in the country of origin. In industrialized low-incidence TB countries targeted testing programs for high risk groups could allow the detection of latently infected persons who would likely benefit from a course of preventive treatment. In this study we evaluated the tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-γ enzyme-linked… CONTINUE READING

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