Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 10th, 2006
Researchers in the United States and Uganda report, "To determine immunologic and epidemiologic correlates of acute Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in household contacts of infectious tuberculosis cases, we performed a prospective, community-based cohort study of index cases and their household contacts in Kampala, Uganda."
"Contacts were evaluated for tuberculin skin test (TST) conversion over two years. Interferon-gamma expression was measured using a whole blood assay after stimulating with M. tuberculosis culture-filtrate,"...
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