Test alla tubercolina: proposta di scheda di valutazione del rischio e di interpretazione standardizzata

Nino Romano, Fabio Tramuto, Caterina Mammina, Salvatore Corrao, Francesco Vitale, Maria Rosa Anna Plano, Sabrina Arnone, Vincenzo Di Gaetano

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Abstract

Relevance of latent infection in the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) is expected to increase in many developed countries. Indeed, many demographic, social and public health changes could contribute to the expansion of groups or communities at significantly higher risk than the general population for infection to Mycobacterium tuberculosis or progression from latent to active disease. Tuberculin skin testing (TB), the gold standard for diagnosis of M. tuberculosis infection, is imperfect and prone to false positive and negative results, unless strictly targeted and carefully standardized for reliable performance and interpretation. This paper proposes a pre-test risk assessment questionnaire and standardized criteria for evaluation of TB test according to international guidelines.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)439-448
Number of pages10
JournalANNALI DI IGIENE MEDICINA PREVENTIVA E DI COMUNITÀ
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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