Effective control of tuberculosis (TB) includes discrimination of subjects with active TB from individuals with latent TB infection (LTBI). As distinct interferon (IFN)-c and interleukin (IL)-2 profiles of antigen-specific T-cells have been associated with different clinical stages and antigen loads in several viral and bacterial diseases, we analysed these cytokines in TB using a modified QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube test. Detection of IL-2 in addition to IFN-c distinguishes not only Mycobacterium tuberculosisinfected subjects from healthy controls, but also individuals with LTBI from active TB patients. This may help to improve diagnostic tests for TB.

Detection of IL-2 in addition to IFN-gamma discriminates active tuberculosis patients, latently infected individuals and controls / R., Biselli; Stefania, Mariotti; V., Sargentini; Sauzullo, Ilaria; M., Lastilla; F., Mengoni; V., Vanini; E., Girardi; D., Goletti; D'Amelio, Raffaele; R., Nisini. - In: CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION. - ISSN 1198-743X. - 2:(2009). [10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.03104.x]

Detection of IL-2 in addition to IFN-gamma discriminates active tuberculosis patients, latently infected individuals and controls

SAUZULLO, Ilaria;D'AMELIO, Raffaele;
2009

Abstract

Effective control of tuberculosis (TB) includes discrimination of subjects with active TB from individuals with latent TB infection (LTBI). As distinct interferon (IFN)-c and interleukin (IL)-2 profiles of antigen-specific T-cells have been associated with different clinical stages and antigen loads in several viral and bacterial diseases, we analysed these cytokines in TB using a modified QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube test. Detection of IL-2 in addition to IFN-c distinguishes not only Mycobacterium tuberculosisinfected subjects from healthy controls, but also individuals with LTBI from active TB patients. This may help to improve diagnostic tests for TB.
2009
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Detection of IL-2 in addition to IFN-gamma discriminates active tuberculosis patients, latently infected individuals and controls / R., Biselli; Stefania, Mariotti; V., Sargentini; Sauzullo, Ilaria; M., Lastilla; F., Mengoni; V., Vanini; E., Girardi; D., Goletti; D'Amelio, Raffaele; R., Nisini. - In: CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION. - ISSN 1198-743X. - 2:(2009). [10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.03104.x]
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