Effective Tuberculosis Contact Investigation Using Interferon-Gamma Release Assays


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Abstract

During 2000 to 2018, 1831 children were screened as part of tuberculosis contact investigation at the Stockholm Northern Clinic. The risk of a child having a positive tuberculin skin test was 33% and positive interferon-gamma release assay 12%. The risk of tuberculosis disease was 6.1% (tuberculin skin test) and 13% (interferon-gamma release assay) in positive-testing children.

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