Agreement Between Quantiferon-TB Gold Test and Tuberculin Skin Test in the Identification of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis


Inanc N., Aydin S. Z. , KARAKURT S. , Atagunduz P., Yavuz S., Direskeneli H.

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.36, ss.2675-2681, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3899/jrheum.090268
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2675-2681

Özet

Objective. To compare the Quantiferon-TB Gold test (QTF-G) with the tuberculin skin test (TST) for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), with reevaluation of the patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) antagonists in the followup.