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The Clinical Utility of QuantiFERON in the Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00982969
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Republic of Korea

Brief Summary:
The investigators will evaluate the usefulness of QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube (QFT) in the diagnosis of active tuberculosis in young adults group, highly clinically suspected tuberculosis.

Condition or disease
Tuberculosis

Detailed Description:
Investigators will enroll prospectively all clinically and radiologically suspected tuberculosis patients from 20 to 29 years old who visited the Armed Forces Capital Hospital. Investigators will perform QFT and tuberculin skin test. Diagnosis of tuberculosis will be made by World Health Organization guideline and the physician will not know the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube results before the diagnosis and anti-tuberculosis medication. Investigators will evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube in the diagnosis of active tuberculosis among young adults.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Clinical Utility of QuantiFERON in the Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis Among Young Adults
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tuberculosis

Group/Cohort
TB suspected
Soldiers who are clinically suspected with tuberculosis




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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Soldiers in South Korean Army
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All clinically and radiologically suspected TB patients from 20 to 29 years old who visited the Armed Forces Capital Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Soldiers who do not agree with study protocol

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Locations
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Korea, Republic of
Armed Forces Capital Hospital
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 463-040
Sponsors and Collaborators
Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Republic of Korea

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Sei Won Lee/Division chief of pulmonology, Armed Forces Capital Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00982969     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QFTinROKmilitary
First Posted: September 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2010
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Republic of Korea:
tuberculosis
pneumonia
QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube
Tuberculin skin test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections