Prevalence of Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in Saudi Arabia; Population based survey.

@article{Balkhy2017PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in Saudi Arabia; Population based survey.},
  author={Hanan H Balkhy and Kamel E El Beltagy and Aiman El-Saed and Badr A Aljasir and Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi and Adel F. Alothman and Mohammad Alshalaan and Hamdan H. Al-Jahdali},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={60},
  pages={
          11-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND The annual risk of tuberculosis infection (ARTI) data in Saudi Arabia has not been updated since 1993. OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of latent TB infection (LTBI) and ARTI in a population-based sample in Saudi Arabia using Tuberculin skin test (TST) and QuantiFERON TB Gold in tube (QFT-GIT) test. METHODS A population-based cross sectional study was conducted between July 2010 and March 2013. Participants were randomly selected from the population served by the primary… CONTINUE READING
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