Clinical, immunological, and epidemiological importance of antituberculosis T cell responses in HIV-infected Africans
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- Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated tuberculosis is a major cause of mortality in Africa. The assay of T cell interferon- gamma released in response to antigens of greater specificity than purified protein derivative is a useful improvement over the Mantoux tuberculin skin test, but few studies have evaluated interferon-gamma secretion in HIV-infected individuals.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Clinical Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2007|
- AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Adult, Antigens, Bacterial, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Interferon-gamma, Male, Middle Aged, South Africa, T-Lymphocytes, Tuberculin Test, Tuberculosis