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Changes in host immune–endocrine relationships during tuberculosis treatment in patients with cured and failed treatment outcomes
(Frontiers Media, 2017)
A bidirectional communication between the immune and endocrine systems exists and facilitates optimum responses in the host during infections. This is in part achieved through changes in secretion patterns of hypothalamic ...
Detection of a combination of serum IgG and IgA antibodies against selected mycobacterial targets provides promising diagnostic signatures for active TB
(Impact Journals, 2017-03-24)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Immunoglobulin G (IgG) based tests for the diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) disease often show a lack of specificity in TB endemic regions, which is mainly due to a high background prevalence of ...
Host markers in Quantiferon supernatants differentiate active TB from latent TB infection : preliminary report
(BioMed Central, 2009-05)
Background: Interferon gamma release assays, including the QuantiFERON® TB Gold In Tube (QFT) have been shown to be accurate in diagnosing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. These assays however, do not discriminate ...