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Analysis of data from individuals demonstrates high discordance between IFN- assays and PPD-tuberculin skin tests used in screening for tuberculosis infection. G. S. Randhawa, General Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; W. R. Bishai, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; and G. W. Comstock, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

In reply. S. Floyd, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1A 7HT, UK; H. M. Dockrell, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1A 7HT, UK; P. E. M. Fine, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1A 7HT, UK; and G. F. Black, Karonga Prevention Study, Chilumba, Malawi

Document Type: Letter Paper

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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