Prognostic Value of a T-Cell-Based, Interferon-gamma Biomarker in Children with Tuberculosis Contact


Bakir M., Millington K. A. , Soysal A., Deeks J. J. , Efee S., Aslan Y., ...More

ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.149, no.11, pp.777-787, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 149 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.7326/0003-4819-149-11-200812020-00248
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.777-787

Abstract

Background: Enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot) assay is an increasingly widely used, T-cell-based, interferon-gamma-release assay for diagnosing tuberculosis infection, but whether positive results are prognostic of active tuberculosis is not known.