Interferon-gamma assays for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection before using tumour necrosis factor-alpha blockers


Cobanoglu N., Ozcelik U. , Kalyoncu U., Ozen S., Kiraz S., Gurcan N., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE, cilt.11, sa.11, ss.1177-1182, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1177-1182

Özet

OBJECTIVES: Patients who receive tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) blockers are mostly immunosuppressed. A study was performed to investigate whether an interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) assay could rep-resent an alternative approach to the tuberculin skin test (TST) for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in these patients.