Molicotti, Paola and Bua, Alessandra and Mela, Maria Graziella and Olmeo, Paolina and Delogu, Renzo and Ortu, Silvia and Sechi, Leonardo Antonio and Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia (2008) Performance of QuantiFERON-TB testing in a tuberculosis outbreak at a Primary school. The Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 152 (4), p. 585-586. ISSN 0022-3476. Article.
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This study compared the effectiveness of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT) assay with the Mantoux tuberculin skin test to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in 29 children during a school outbreak of tuberculosis. Of the 21 children with M tuberculosis infection, 11 had a radiograph suggestive of the infection. The QFT assay was positive in all 21 of the children, and the Mantoux test was negative at first testing in 2 children (1 of whom was the sentinel case). The findings demonstrate that the QFT test is extremely useful in accurately identifying infected and uninfected children, permitting rapid intervention.
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