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Diagnosing latent tuberculosis in high-risk individuals: rising to the challenge in high-burden areas

The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Oct 26, 2011

Victoria O KasprowiczA Lalvani

Abstract

A key challenge to greater progress in tuberculosis (TB) control is the reservoir of latent TB infection (LTBI), which represents a huge long-lived reservoir of potential TB disease. In parts of Africa, as many as 50% of 15-year-olds and 77%-89% of adults have evidence of LTBI. A second...read more

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Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Meningeal
Coinfection
HIV Infections
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Latent Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Susceptibility TO (Finding)
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Diagnosing latent tuberculosis in high-risk individuals: rising to the challenge in high-burden areas

The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Oct 26, 2011

Victoria O KasprowiczA Lalvani

PMID: 21996699

DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jir449

Abstract

A key challenge to greater progress in tuberculosis (TB) control is the reservoir of latent TB infection (LTBI), which represents a huge long-lived reservoir of potential TB disease. In parts of Africa, as many as 50% of 15-year-olds and 77%-89% of adults have evidence of LTBI. A second...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Meningeal
Coinfection
HIV Infections
Interferon-gamma Release Tests
Latent Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Susceptibility TO (Finding)

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