QuantiFERON (R)-TB Gold In-Tube test can be used for screening latent tuberculosis before biological treatment in a Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-vaccinated country: the HUR-BIO single-center real-life results


ŞEYHOĞLU E. , UYAROĞLU O. A. , ERDEN A. , KILIÇ L. , KARADAĞ Ö. , AKDOĞAN A. , ...More

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-020-05443-3
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Abstract

Objectives The Turkish population is vaccinated with Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), and the BCG vaccination decreases the specificity of the tuberculin skin test (TST). The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of active tuberculosis (TBC) among rheumatic patients who were screened only with the QuantiFERON (R)-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test for latent TBC prior to biological treatment.