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Interferon gamma releasing assay(IGRA) is useful to diagnose latent tuberculosis. However,IGRA responses could show within-subject variability. We wanted to determine long-term IGRA variability in health-care workers who continuously expose to tuberculosis patients.
IGRA will be performed monthly in health-care workers with continuous exposure to tuberculosis patients for 1 year.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Lung Institute of Medical Research Cente
Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:47-0400
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An acute form of TUBERCULOSIS in which minute tubercles are formed in a number of organs of the body due to dissemination of the bacilli through the blood stream.
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