Latent Tuberculosis

Latent tuberculosis infection as a target for tuberculosis control

Risk assessment of tuberculosis in immunocompromised patients. A TBNET study

RATIONALE: In the absence of active tuberculosis, a positive tuberculin skin test (TST) or interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) result defines latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, although test results may vary depending on …

Contact tracing in low-incidence tuberculosis settings

Latent tuberculosis infection and interferon-gamma release assays: what new knowledge did we gain through the Journal in 2009?

The tuberculin skin test: a comparison of ruler and calliper readings

BACKGROUND: The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is widely used to diagnose latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TST skin induration may be measured either by a transparent ruler or by a pair of callipers. We hypothesised that the type …