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Comparing tuberculin skin test and interferon γ release assay (T-SPOT.TB) to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection in household contacts
Hyun Woo Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Se Joong Kim, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Choon-Taek Lee, Jae-Ho Lee
Korean J Intern Med.
2017;32(3):486-496. Published online January 24, 2017
Background/Aims: The tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon γ release assay are currently used as diagnostic tools to detect latent tuberculosis (TB) infection; however, there are inconsistencies about the degree of agreement between the tests. We aimed to evaluate the concordance rate between ..
Qualitative and quantitative results of interferon-γ release assays for monitoring the response to anti-tuberculosis treatment
I-Nae Park, Tae Sun Shim
Korean J Intern Med.
2017;32(2):302-308. Published online December 13, 2016
Background/Aims: The usefulness of interferon-γ release assays (IGRAs) in monitoring to responses to anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment is controversial. We compared the results of two IGRAs before and after anti-TB treatment in same patients with active TB. Methods: From a retrospective review, we..
Systemic review: agreement between the latent tuberculosis screening tests among patients with rheumatic diseases
Junhee Pyo, Soo-Kyung Cho, Dam Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Sung
Received July 7, 2016 Accepted November 16, 2016 Published online December 28, 2017
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Background/Aims: To estimate the level of agreement and positivity rates of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) tests prior to the use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in relation to underlying rheumatic diseases and endemic tuberculosis levels. Methods: The Ovid-Medline, Embase, and Coch..
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