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Recognition of stage-specific mycobacterial antigens differentiates between acute and latent infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Abstract:

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is estimated to infect 80 to 100 million people annually, the majority of whom do not develop clinical tuberculosis (TB) but instead maintain the infection in a latent state. These individuals generally become positive in response to a tuberculin skin test and may develop clinical TB at a later date, particularly if their immune systems are compromised. Latently infected individuals are interesting for two reasons. First, they are an important reservoir of M. tuberc...

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Demissie, A More by this author
Leyten, EM More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
179-186
Publication date:
2006-02-05
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EISSN:
1556-679X
ISSN:
1556-6811
URN:
uuid:76a57420-1cfd-4f83-8c44-fa154565997a
Source identifiers:
315246
Local pid:
pubs:315246

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