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The Sensitivity of T-SPOT.TB Assay in Diagnosis of Pediatric Tuberculosis.
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PMID:  24467189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study was performed aiming to evaluate the sensitivity of T-SPOT.TB assay in diagnosis of pediatric TB and investigate the association between age and results of T-SPOT.TB assay. Between March 2012 and September 2013, 102 patients, who aged ≤15 years old, were enrolled in this retrospective study and then were grouped into three age categories: Group 1, aged ≤2 years; Group 2, aged 3 to 12 years; and Group 3, aged 13 to 15 years. The χ(2) test was used to compare the sensitivities of T-SPOT.TB between groups with different ages. The overall sensitivity of T-SPOT.TB assay was 58.8% (95% confidence interval: 49.1-67.9%) and low in diagnosis of pediatric TB. Although the sensitivities varied in the three groups, the difference did not reach statistical significance (p > 0.05). Therefore, in high burden countries, T-SPOT.TB assay wasn't accurate in diagnosis of pediatric TB, and age was not associated with the results of T-SPOT.TB.
Xinfeng Wang; Yanhua Wu; Maoshui Wang; Yunshan Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal and pediatric pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1551-3823     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101230972     Medline TA:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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