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Title: Reply to von Reyn and Horsburgh
Author: Santín Cerezales, Miguel
Muñoz, Laura
Tebé, Cristian
Keywords: Tuberculosi
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc.
Abstract: The study by Muñoz et al [1] demonstrates that the need for treatment of healthy household contacts of active tuberculosis can be safely reduced by 20% when an interferon γ release assay is used to exclude false-positive tuberculin skin test (TST) results. Because the study was conducted in Spain, 28% of trial participants had been previously immunized with Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine, a factor that seemed to be the predominant cause of false-positive TST results. The authors surmise that the remaining proportion of false-positive results may have been due to exposure to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).
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It is part of: Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2018, vol. 67, num. 8, p. 1308-1309
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