T-cell-based diagnosis of tuberculosis infection in children in Lithuania: a country of high incidence despite a high coverage with bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccination

@article{Hansted2009TcellbasedDO,
  title={T-cell-based diagnosis of tuberculosis infection in children in Lithuania: a country of high incidence despite a high coverage with bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccination},
  author={Edita Hansted and Angele Andriuskeviciene and Raimundas Sakalauskas and Rimantas Kėvalas and Brigita {\vS}itkauskienė},
  journal={BMC Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={41 - 41}
}
BACKGROUND Lithuania is a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB), despite a high coverage with bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination. Until now the only method used to detect latent TB infection was the tuberculin skin test (TST). However, TST may have a cross reactivity to the BCG vaccine and to environmental mycobacteria. The aim of this study was to conduct assessments of the diagnostic accuracy of the T-cell based test (T SPOT TB) for TB in children who had previously been… CONTINUE READING
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