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Enumeration of T Cells Specific for RD1-Encoded Antigens Suggests a High Prevalence of Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Healthy Urban Indians

Knowledge of the prevalence of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is crucial for effective tuberculosis control, but tuberculin skin test surveys have major limitations, including poor specificity because of the broad antigenic cross-reactivity of tuberculin. The M. tuberculosis RD1... Full description

1st Person: Lalvani, Ajit verfasserin
Additional Persons: Nagvenkar, Punam verfasserin; Udwadia, Zarir verfasserin; Pathan, Ansar A. verfasserin; Wilkinson, Katalin A. verfasserin; Shastri, Jayanthi S. verfasserin; Ewer, Katie verfasserin; Hill, Adrian V. S. verfasserin; Mehta, Ajita verfasserin; Rodrigues, Camilla verfasserin
Source: in The Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol. 183, No. 3 (2001), p. 469-477
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2001
Keywords: research-article
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