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The Clinical Utility of QuantiFERON in the Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis

2014-08-27 03:19:06 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators will evaluate the usefulness of QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube (QFT) in the diagnosis of active tuberculosis in young adults group, highly clinically suspected tuberculosis.

Description

Investigators will enroll prospectively all clinically and radiologically suspected tuberculosis patients from 20 to 29 years old who visited the Armed Forces Capital Hospital. Investigators will perform QFT and tuberculin skin test. Diagnosis of tuberculosis will be made by World Health Organization guideline and the physician will not know the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube results before the diagnosis and anti-tuberculosis medication. Investigators will evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube in the diagnosis of active tuberculosis among young adults.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Tuberculosis

Location

Armed Forces Capital Hospital
Seongnam-si
Gyeonggi-do
Korea, Republic of
463-040

Status

Recruiting

Source

Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Republic of Korea

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:06-0400

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The dormant form of TUBERCULOSIS where the person shows no obvious symptoms and no sign of the causative agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) in the SPUTUM despite being positive for tuberculosis infection skin test.

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