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Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 Apr;14(4):477-80. Epub 2007 Feb 14.

Comparison of Mantoux and QuantiFERON TB Gold tests for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in Army personnel.

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The tuberculin skin test (TST) was compared with QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube (QFT-GIT) test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in non-Mycobacterium bovis BCG-vaccinated military personnel. Among subjects positive by TST, 44.4% of recruits were positive by QFT-GIT compared with 11.5% subjects tested after missions abroad, suggesting that most TST conversions in the latter group were caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria.

PMID:
17301213
PMCID:
PMC1865601
DOI:
10.1128/CVI.00463-06
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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