Association of clinical properties and compatibility of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test with the tuberculin skin test in patients with psoriasis


Togral A. K. , Koryurek O. M. , Sahin M., Bulut C., Yagci S., Eksioglu H. M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.55, no.6, pp.629-633, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijd.12973
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.629-633
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BackgroundIndividuals with psoriasis show conflicting responses to the tuberculin skin test (TST), a commonly used screening test for latent tuberculosis infection. An alternative to TST is QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT), an in vitro interferon-gamma release assay. This study aimed to determine the effect of the clinical properties of psoriasis (disease severity and koebnerization status) on TST results and the agreement between the TST and QFT-GIT results in psoriatic patients.