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Usefulness of the QuantiFERON-TB-Gold in tube in a population at risk of bovine tubercular infection

Bua, Alessandra and Molicotti, Paola and Cannas, Sara and Cubeddu, Marina and Ruggeri, Melania and Contena, Salvatore and Delogu, Renzo and Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia (2009) Usefulness of the QuantiFERON-TB-Gold in tube in a population at risk of bovine tubercular infection. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, Vol. 56 (4), p. 369-373. eISSN 1588-2640. Article.

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DOI: 10.1556/AMicr.56.2009.4.6

Abstract

The effectiveness of the QuantiFERON-TB-Gold in tube was compared with PPD to detect tuberculosis infection in the staff of cattle-farms, as a consequence of an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in livestock.The data revealed the advantage of the immunological test for the specific detection of subjects infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3921
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:QuantiFERON, PPD, tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/07 Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 02 Centri > Centro di eccellenza interdisc. sviluppo ricerca biotecnologica e studio biodiversità della Sardegna e dell'area mediterranea
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze biomediche
Publisher:Akadémiai Kiadó
eISSN:1588-2640
Deposited On:21 May 2010 17:51

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