Latent TB Infection Diagnosis in Population Exposed to TB Subjects in Close and Poor Ventilated High TB Endemic Zone in India

@inproceedings{Kashyap2014LatentTI,
  title={Latent TB Infection Diagnosis in Population Exposed to TB Subjects in Close and Poor Ventilated High TB Endemic Zone in India},
  author={Rajpal S Kashyap and Amit R. Nayak and Hari M. Gaherwar and Aliabbas A Husain and Seema D. Shekhawat and Ruchika Jain and Milind S. Panchbhai and Dhananjay V. Raje and Hemant J. Purohit and Girdhar M Taori and Hatim F Daginawala},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The present study was designed to investigate the utility of Quantiferon TB gold (QFT-G) and Tuberculin skin test (TST) for diagnosis of latent TB infection (LTBI) in high crowding TB endemic zone of Nagpur, India and their comparison with associated risk factors. METHODS Out of 342 eligible participants, QFT-G and TST were performed in 162 participants. RESULTS The prevalence of LTBI observed according to QFT-G and TST was 48% and 42% respectively, with an agreement of 52.47… CONTINUE READING