Negative and positive predictive value of a whole-blood interferon-γ release assay for developing active tuberculosis: an update.

@article{Diel2011NegativeAP,
  title={Negative and positive predictive value of a whole-blood interferon-γ release assay for developing active tuberculosis: an update.},
  author={Roland Diel and Robert Loddenkemper and Stefan Niemann and Karen Meywald-Walter and Albert Nienhaus},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={183 1},
  pages={88-95}
}
RATIONALE only limited data are available on the predictive value of interferon-γ release assays for progression from latent tuberculosis infection to active tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVES to build on our initial study comparing the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube assay (QFT) with the tuberculin skin test (TST) in close contacts of patients with TB and evaluating progression to active TB for up to 4 years. METHODS a cohort of close contacts of smear-positive index cases established between May… CONTINUE READING
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