Latent tuberculosis in HIV positive, diagnosed by the M. tuberculosis specific interferon-gamma test

Inger Brock, Morten Ruhwald, Bettina Lundgren, Henrik Westh, Lars R Mathiesen, Pernille Ravn

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Abstract

Although tuberculosis (TB) is a minor problem in Denmark, severe and complicated cases occur in HIV positive. Since the new M. tuberculosis specific test for latent TB, the QuantiFERON-TB In-Tube test (QFT-IT) became available the patients in our clinic have been screened for the presence of latent TB using the QFT-IT test. We here report the results from the first patients screened.
Original languageEnglish
JournalResp Res
Volume7
Pages (from-to)56
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
  • Adult
  • CD4 Lymphocyte Count
  • CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes
  • Denmark
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine
  • Female
  • HIV
  • HIV Infections
  • Humans
  • Interferon-gamma
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary

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