Use of T Cell-Based Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection to Optimize Interpretation of Tuberculin Skin Testing for Child Tuberculosis Contacts

Bakir M., Dosanjh D. P. S. , Deeks J. J. , Soysal A., Millington K. A. , Efe S., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.48, sa.3, ss.302-312, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1086/595847
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.302-312


Background. Treatment of recent tuberculosis infection in children aged ! 2 years is essential, because of high risk of progression to disease, but diagnosis is hindered by the inaccuracy of the tuberculin skin test (TST). More-accurate T cell-based tests of infection could enhance diagnosis by optimizing interpretation of the TST results.