Negative effect of smoking on the performance of the QuantiFERON TB gold in tube test

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>False negative and indeterminate Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) results are a well documented problem. Cigarette smoking is known to increase the risk of tuberculosis (TB) and to impair Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) responses to an...

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Main Authors: Aabye Martine G, Hermansen Thomas Stig, Ruhwald Morten, PrayGod George, Faurholt-Jepsen Daniel, Jeremiah Kidola, Faurholt-Jepsen Maria, Range Nyagosya, Friis Henrik, Changalucha John, Andersen Aase B, Ravn Pernille
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Published: BMC 2012-12-01
Series:BMC Infectious Diseases
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