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Evaluation of the prognostic value of IFN-gamma release assay and tuberculin skin test in household contacts of infectious tuberculosis cases in Senegal.

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BACKGROUND: Chemoprophylaxis of contacts of infectious tuberculosis (TB) cases is recommended for TB control, particularly in endemic countries, but is hampered by the difficulty to diagnose latent TB infection (LTBI), classically assessed through response to the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST). Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) are proposed new tools to diagnose LTBI, but there are limited data on their ability to predict the development of active TB disease. To address this, we investigated...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0010508

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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
5
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Article: e10508
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:6bf15997-df05-4113-9e19-18dfce2487c4
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315243
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pubs:315243

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