Serial testing of Malaysian health care workers with QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube.

@article{Rafiza2012SerialTO,
  title={Serial testing of Malaysian health care workers with QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube.},
  author={Shaharudin Rafiza and Krishna Gopal Rampal},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
BACKGROUND Serial testing for tuberculosis (TB) exposure has been advocated among health care workers (HCWs) at risk of nosocomial infection. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and factors associated with TB infection among selected HCWs in Malaysia and to determine interferon-gamma response in serial testing. DESIGN A cohort of 769 HCWs were retested after 1 year using QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube. Incidence of TB infection was determined among HCWs who previously tested negative… CONTINUE READING

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