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Comparing interferon-gamma release assays with tuberculin skin test for identifying latent tuberculosis infection that progresses to active tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Peter Auguste1Email author,
  • Alexander Tsertsvadze2,
  • Joshua Pink1,
  • Rachel Court1,
  • Noel McCarthy2,
  • Paul Sutcliffe1 and
  • Aileen Clarke1
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:200

Received: 8 September 2016

Accepted: 1 March 2017

Published: 9 March 2017

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Original Submission
8 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Sep 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Albert Nienhaus
28 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rajiv Lochan Gaur
3 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Peter Auguste
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
9 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2301-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Warwick Evidence, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Evidence in Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control, Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK