Rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children using interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs)

Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, 05/11/2012

The study suggests that the majority of positive tuberculin skin test (TST) in children represent false–positive reactions and supports the use of interferon–gamma release assays (IGRAs) for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) in children, including those <5years of age.

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