Advanced Search

Home > Journals > Minerva Pediatrica > Past Issues > Minerva Pediatrica 2013 June;65(3) > Minerva Pediatrica 2013 June;65(3):341-7

ISSUES AND ARTICLES   MOST READ   eTOC

CURRENT ISSUEMINERVA PEDIATRICA

A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,532

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0026-4946

Online ISSN 1827-1715

 

Minerva Pediatrica 2013 June;65(3):341-7

    REVIEWS

How to interpret the results of immunological tests for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in child

Remaschi G., Chiappini E., Bonsignori F., Mazzantini R., Galli L., De Martino M.

AOU Meyer, Dipartimento di Scienze per la Salute della Donna e del Bambino, Università di Firenze, Firenze, Italia

New available immunologic tests for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis are Interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA). In adults these tests showed a higher specificity than tuberculin skin test (TST) but their superior sensitivity compared to TST sensitivity has not been proved yet. In children, interpretation of results remains disputed, especially in those <5 years. Hereby we report the most recent literature data for use and interpretation of IGRA is results in children.

language: Italian


FULL TEXT  REPRINTS

top of page