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Improved sensitivity of an interferon-gamma release assay (T-SPOT.TB?) in combination with tuberculin skin test for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis in the presence of HIV co-infection

Elzi, Luigia and Steffen, Ingrid and Furrer, Hansjakob and Fehr, Jan and Cavassini, Matthias and Hirschel, Bernard and Hoffmann, Matthias and Bernasconi, Enos and Bassetti, Stefano and Battegay, Manuel. (2011) Improved sensitivity of an interferon-gamma release assay (T-SPOT.TB?) in combination with tuberculin skin test for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis in the presence of HIV co-infection. BMC Infectious Diseases, Vol. 11. p. 319.

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Abstract

Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) are more specific than the tuberculin skin test (TST) for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Data on sensitivity are controversial in HIV infection.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Infection Biology (Khanna)
UniBasel Contributors:Battegay, Manuel E. and Bassetti, Stefano
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1471-2334
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:16 Aug 2013 07:34
Deposited On:16 Aug 2013 07:32

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