The evaluation of the Quantiferon-TB Gold test in pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Ak2009TheEO,
  title={The evaluation of the Quantiferon-TB Gold test in pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={O. Zeynep Ak and G{\"u}l Dabak and Serdar Ozer and Attila Saygi and Reşat Dabak},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={149-51}
}
In our study we evaluated the Quantiferon-TB Gold (QFT-G) test and compared it with tuberculin skin test (TST) positivity in 44 pulmonary and 21 extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases in whom active tuberculosis infection was suspected on clinical, microbiologic and radiologic grounds. QFT-G positivity was 75% in pulmonary tuberculosis and 76.2% in extrapulmonary tuberculosis. TST positivity was 68.2 and 62%, respectively. Although QFT-G positivity was higher than TST positivity, the difference was… CONTINUE READING

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