Latent Tuberculosis in HIV positive, diagnosed by the M. Tuberculosis Specific Interferon-γ test

@article{Brock2006LatentTI,
  title={Latent Tuberculosis in HIV positive, diagnosed by the M. Tuberculosis Specific Interferon-γ test},
  author={Inger Brock and Morten Ruhwald and Bettina Lundgren and Henrik Westh and Lars R. Mathiesen and Pernille Ravn},
  journal={Respiratory Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={56 - 56}
}
BACKGROUND Although tuberculosis (TB) is a minor problem in Denmark, severe and complicated cases occur in HIV positive. Since the new M. tuberculosis specific test for latent TB, the QuantiFERON-TB In-Tube test (QFT-IT) became available the patients in our clinic have been screened for the presence of latent TB using the QFT-IT test. We here report the results from the first patients screened. METHODS On a routine basis the QFT-IT test was performed and the results from 590 HIV positive… CONTINUE READING
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