The diagnostic accuracy of tests for latent tuberculosis infection in hemodialysis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Ferguson2015TheDA,
  title={The diagnostic accuracy of tests for latent tuberculosis infection in hemodialysis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Thomas W. Ferguson and Navdeep Tangri and Kerry Macdonald and Brett M. Hiebert and Claudio Rigatto and Manish M Sood and Souradet Shaw and Blake Lerner and Yang Xu and Salaheddin Mahmud and Paul Komenda},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2015},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={1084-91}
}
BACKGROUND Reactivation of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is an important health concern for patients on hemodialysis because of their immunosuppressed state and in kidney transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy to prevent organ rejection. There are several tests available to determine the presence of latent tuberculosis infection: the tuberculin skin test (TST), QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G), and T-SPOT.TB. The objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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