QuantiFERON TB-Gold--a new test strengthening long-suspected tuberculous involvement in serpiginous-like choroiditis.

@article{Mackensen2008QuantiFERONTN,
  title={QuantiFERON TB-Gold--a new test strengthening long-suspected tuberculous involvement in serpiginous-like choroiditis.},
  author={Friederike Mackensen and Matthias Dieter Becker and Ute Wiehler and Regina Max and Alexander Dalpke and Stefan Zimmermann},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2008},
  volume={146 5},
  pages={761-6}
}
PURPOSE To obtain a diagnosis of tuberculosis in patients with a specific subset of uveitis, serpiginous-like choroiditis. This subset has been suspicious for tuberculous etiology in single case reports and old textbooks. DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of a diagnostic test in a specific uveitis cohort. METHODS QuantiFERON is an approved, antigen-specific test that utilizes synthetic peptides representing Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteins. After incubation, interferon gamma secreted by T… CONTINUE READING

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