Utility of T-Cell Interferon-γ Release Assays for Diagnosing Tuberculous Serositis: A Prospective Study in Beijing, China

@inproceedings{Zhang2014UtilityOT,
  title={Utility of T-Cell Interferon-γ Release Assays for Diagnosing Tuberculous Serositis: A Prospective Study in Beijing, China},
  author={Lifan Zhang and Yueqiu Zhang and Xiaochun Shi and Yao Zhang and Guohua Deng and Ajit Lalvani and Xiaoqing Liu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of tuberculous serositis remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficiency of T-SPOT.TB on serous effusion mononuclear cells (SEMC) for diagnosing tuberculous serositis in a high TB burden area. METHODS The present prospective study enrolled patients with suspected tuberculous serositis in a tertiary referral hospital in Beijing, China, to investigate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, predictive value (PV), and likelihood ratio(LR… CONTINUE READING
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