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The aim of this study is to estimate the usefulness of a T cell-based assay (i.e. Quantiferon-Gold In-Tube assay) for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in bone marrow transplant recipients. For this purpose, the investigators enrolled bone marrow transplant recipients and observed the developement of tuberculosis within 1 to 2 years after the transplantation.
All adult bone marrow transplant recipients admitted to Asan Medical Center will be enrolled.
Tuberculin skin test and Quantiferon-Gold In-Tube assay will be performed.
Isoniazid prophylaxis will be given only to patients with clinical risk factors (i.e. recent contact with active pulmonary TB patient or inadequate treatment history with abnormal CXR). However, isoniazid prophylaxis will be not given based on positive TST or positive Quantiferon-Gold In-Tube assay.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Asan Medical Center
Korea, Republic of
Asan Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:41-0400
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An assay is an analytic procedure for qualitatively assessing or quantitatively measuring the presence or amount or the functional activity of a target entity. This can be a drug or biochemical substance or a cell in an organism or organic sample. ...
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