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Mini Review | 30-March-2017

From Latent Tuberculosis Infection to Tuberculosis. News in Diagnosticsb (QuantiFERON-Plus)

It is estimated that one third of the world’s population have latent tuberculosis infection and that this is a significant reservoir for future tuberculosis cases. Most cases occur within two years following initial infection. The identification of individuals with latent tuberculosis infection is difficult due to the lack of an ideal diagnostic assay and incomplete understanding of latent infection. Currently, there are three tests: the oldest tuberculin skin test, T-SPOT.TB and the

Dagmara I. Borkowska, Agnieszka M. Napiórkowska, Sylwia A. Brzezińska, Monika Kozińska, Anna T. Zabost, Ewa M. Augustynowicz-Kopeć

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 1, 5–8

original-paper | 06-December-2021

QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus Test in Diagnostics of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Children Aged 1–14 in a Country with a Low Tuberculosis Incidence

DAGMARA BORKOWSKA-TATAR, MARIA KRASIŃSKA, EWA AUGUSTYNOWICZ-KOPEĆ

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 70 , ISSUE 4, 461–468

original-paper | 27-March-2019

Interferon Gamma Release Assays in Patients with Respiratory Isolates of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria – a Preliminary Study

). The superiority of IGRAs over tuberculin skin test (TST) in LTBI diagnostic pathway, is related to its higher specificity, e.g. lack of false positive results in the populations vaccinated against M. tuberculosis and those infected with most of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) (Demkow 2011; Kuś et al. 2011; Mancuso et al. 2012). Nevertheless, some NTM, such as Mycobacterium kansasii, Mycobacterium marinum and Mycobacterium szulgai share RD1 with M. tuberculosis and could induce false positive

EWA AUGUSTYNOWICZ-KOPEĆ, IZABELA SIEMION-SZCZEŚNIAK, ANNA ZABOST, DOROTA WYROSTKIEWICZ, DOROTA FILIPCZAK, KARINA ONISZH, DARIUSZ GAWRYLUK, ELŻBIETA RADZIKOWSKA, DAMIAN KORZYBSKI, MONIKA SZTURMOWICZ

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 68 , ISSUE 1, 15–19

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