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Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in United States Navy recruits using the tuberculin skin test or whole-blood interferon-gamma release assays

Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Sep 7, 2007

Gerald H MazurekPhilip A LoBue

Abstract

Military personnel are at risk for acquiring Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection because of activities in close quarters and in regions with a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). Accurate tests are needed to avoid unnecessary treatment because of false-positive results and to avoid T...read more

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Tuberculosis
Incidence Studies
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Induration
In Vitro Diagnostic Devices
QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD
Naval Medicine
Interferon Type II
Assay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in United States Navy recruits using the tuberculin skin test or whole-blood interferon-gamma release assays

Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Sep 7, 2007

Gerald H MazurekPhilip A LoBue

PMID: 17806046

DOI: 10.1086/521106

Abstract

Military personnel are at risk for acquiring Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection because of activities in close quarters and in regions with a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). Accurate tests are needed to avoid unnecessary treatment because of false-positive results and to avoid T...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Tuberculosis
Incidence Studies
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Induration
In Vitro Diagnostic Devices
QUANTIFERON-TB GOLD
Naval Medicine
Interferon Type II
Assay
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
37

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