Ruolo dei test di screening nella diagnosi indiretta di tubercolosinegli operatori sanitari: La mantoux e il nuovo test elisa su sangue

Translated title of the contribution: Role of screening tests for indirect diagnosis of tuberculosis in health care workers: Mantoux and the new tests on blood elisa

M. R. Vinci, C. Russo, S. Zaffina, C. Di Felice, D. Menichella, A. Pietroiusti

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Abstract

The Tuberculosis infection in recent years has become always more a threat. The failure in the attempt to stop it (O.M.S. Millennium Global Plan) brought to the revision of the world control strategy to at least contain this disease (The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015). Due to these severe facts it is even more important now to elaborate more sensitive and specific methods to find out, as fast as possible, the infected cases. As of today, the main TB infection screening test is the Skin PPD test (Mantoux). Recently new tests for the population screening are in use; these tests are based on the evaluation of immunity cell-mediated. They (QFT-G) do not have the typical limits of the Skin Test and they are more suitable as serial tests and therefore more useful, according to us, in the screening programs of the TB infection in low prevalence countries, like Italy.

Translated title of the contributionRole of screening tests for indirect diagnosis of tuberculosis in health care workers: Mantoux and the new tests on blood elisa
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)399-401
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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