Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in health care workers in rural India: comparison of a whole-blood interferon gamma assay with tuberculin skin testing.

@article{Pai2005MycobacteriumTI,
  title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in health care workers in rural India: comparison of a whole-blood interferon gamma assay with tuberculin skin testing.},
  author={Madhukar Pai and Krishna M. Gokhale and Rajnish Joshi and Sandeep Dogra and Shriprakash Kalantri and Deepak Kumar Mendiratta and Pratibha Narang and Charles L Daley and Reuben Granich and Gerald H Mazurek and Arthur L. Reingold and Lee W. Riley and John M Colford},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={293 22},
  pages={
          2746-55
        }
}
CONTEXT Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in health care workers has not been adequately studied in developing countries using newer diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVES To estimate latent tuberculosis infection prevalence in health care workers using the tuberculin skin test (TST) and a whole-blood interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) assay; to determine agreement between the tests; and to compare their correlation with risk factors. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A cross-sectional comparison study… CONTINUE READING
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