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High background rates of positive tuberculosis-specific interferon-γ release assays in a low prevalence region of UK: a surveillance study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2012
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Title
High background rates of positive tuberculosis-specific interferon-γ release assays in a low prevalence region of UK: a surveillance study
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-339
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Authors

Timothy SC Hinks, Nimu Varsani, David T Godsiff, Thomas C Bull, Katherine L Nash, Lisa McLuckie, Catherine Maule, Tessa Flower, Anthony Warley

Abstract

Background rates of latent tuberculosis infection in low prevalence regions of Britain are unknown. These would be valuable data for interpreting positive IGRA results, and guiding cost-benefit analyses. The management of a large outbreak of tuberculosis occurring in a rural district hospital provided an opportunity to determine the background rates and epidemiology of IGRA-positivity amongst unselected hospital patients in a low-prevalence region of U.K.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
Chile 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 49 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 32%
Student > Master 12 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 8 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 11 21%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 May 2013.
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#7,762,447
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