Diagnosing latent tuberculosis infection in haemodialysis patients: T-cell based assay (T-SPOT.TB) or tuberculin skin test?


Soysal A., Toprak D., KOÇ M., Arikan H. , Akoglu E., Bakir M.

Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, cilt.27, sa.4, ss.1645-50, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/ndt/gfr516
  • Dergi Adı: Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1645-50

Özet

Background. The international guidelines recommend screening haemodialysis (HD) patients for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The aim of this study is to compare the diagnostic utility of tuberculin skin test (TST) with an interferon-gamma-based assay (T-SPOT.TB) for the diagnosis of LTBI in HD patients.