High prevalence of tuberculosis infection in HIV-1 exposed Kenyan infants.

Citation:
Cranmer LM, Kanyugo M, Jonnalagadda SR, Lohman-Payne B, Sorensen B, Elizabeth Maleche Obimbo, Dalton Wamalwa, John-Stewart GC. "High prevalence of tuberculosis infection in HIV-1 exposed Kenyan infants." Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.. 2014;33(4):401-6.

Abstract:

Infants born to HIV-1 infected mothers may have increased risk for tuberculosis (TB), but the prevalence of TB infection in this population is undefined. In contrast to tuberculin skin tests that are confounded by recent bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination, TB interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) do not cross-react with BCG and enable detection of TB infection in infancy.

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