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Comparison of Quantiferon-TB Gold Assay With Tuberculin Skin Testing in the Assessment of Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in Patients Candidate to Treatment or Treated With TNF? Antagonists

This study is currently Recruiting

June 2007 By Ospedale L. Sacco ? Polo Universitario

First Recieved on June 25, 2007

Last Updated on June 25, 2007

Sponsor: Ospedale L. Sacco ? Polo Universitario
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Information provided by: Ospedale L. Sacco ? Polo Universitario
Identifier: NCT00491933

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the value of Quantiferon-TB Gold (QFT-G) assay in the screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in rheumatologic patients due to start or on treatment with TNF? antagonists. The results of QFT-G will be compared to tuberculin skin testing (TST) and correlated to clinical and demographic data. The study hypothesis is that the inclusion of QTF-G in the screening strategy will allow a more accurate assessment of LTBI infection.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with rheumatological diseases being evaluated for treatment with TNF? antagonists or on treated with TNF? antagonists Exclusion Criteria: - Unable to sign informed consent - Known hypersensitivity to tuberculin

Investigators

  • Investigator: Marco Antivalle, MD - Principal Investigator - Ospedale L. Sacco - Polo Universitario, Milano, Italy

Locations

  • Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale L. Sacco Polo Universitario

    Milano, 20157 Italy

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