Navigation Links
Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Effective With Blood Tests

Italian researchers claim the superiority of blood tests over skin tests for detecting people with latent tuberculosis. //According to them blood tests are effective, reliable and therefore holds promise in detecting latent TB.

Though the numerous people with the dormant TB infection never actually get a full blown respiratory disease, yet it becomes imperative to detect such cases and offer treatment, which would take the pursuit of TB eradication forward.

Dr Luca Richeldi, who headed the study, in The Lancet medical journal said “To help control and possibly eliminate tuberculosis in low-prevalence areas, a specific and sensitive test for latent infection is needed. Two new blood tests might be more accurate than the tuberculin skin test."

Tuberculosis scores very high amongst the infectious airborne disease category, known to affect about 9 million people worldwide. Along with AIDS/HIV, it makes a potentially dangerous combination, especially in Africa where TB has risen at an alarming rate. A person with tuberculosis can infect others with the TB germs, or bacilli, merely by coughing, sneezing, talking or spitting.

According to the scientists, blood tests could be used in combination with skin test or in isolation to detect latent TB. Ultimately the selection of the diagnostic test will rest on the population being tested, the purpose of testing, and resources available.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Detecting anomalies in heart rythm
2. Detecting brain aneurysms
3. Detecting Colorectal Cancer
4. Photographs An Effective Tool In Detecting Skin Cancer
5. Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer
6. Detecting Lung Cancer Early
7. Detecting Lung Cancer In Its Initial Stages
8. A New Way Of Detecting Osteoporosis
9. Detecting DNA Damage With In-Vivo Alkaline Comet Assay
10. CT Pulmonary Angiography Scan More Effective In Detecting Dangerous Blood Clots In The Legs
11. Researchers Develop Device For Detecting Atherosclerotic Plaques
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people ... how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are ... in many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts ... publication of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, ... work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)...  MedSource announced today that it has selected ... of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment ... clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture ... as the EDC platform of choice in exchange ... has long been a preferred EDC platform by ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made ... the current process. Many of them do not even offer ... difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE ... at such a high cost that the majority of today,s ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  In a startling report released today, National Safety ... lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: