CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.40, no.5, pp.2027-2035, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
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Anti-TNF-alpha drugs, BCG, Latent tuberculosis, QuantiFERON (R)-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test, Tuberculin skin test (TST), GAMMA RELEASE ASSAYS, INFECTION, RISK, ANTAGONISTS, GUIDELINES, DIAGNOSIS
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
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.