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Publication Name World Journal of Clinical Cases
Manuscript ID 95319
Country Bulgaria
Category Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Manuscript Type Editorial
Article Title Interferon-gamma release assays as a tool for differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal tuberculosis
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Tsvetelina Velikova and Anita Aleksandrova
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Funding Agency Grant Number
The European Union-NextGenerationEU, through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan of the Republic of Bulgaria BG-RRP-2.004-0008
Corresponding Author Anita Aleksandrova, MBBS, Medical Assistant, Department of Immunology, Medical-diagnostic laboratory Ramus, Georgi Dimitrov 44, Simitli 6000, Bulgaria. nikolovaanita96@gmail.com
Key Words Tuberculosis; Gastrointestinal tuberculosis; Interferon-gamma release assay; IGRA; Primary gastroduodenal tuberculosis; Gastric outlet obstruction; Case report
Core Tip The diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is frequently delayed since there are no identifiable clinical signs and symptoms, and the illness might resemble other intra-abdominal disorders. In line with this, the most prevalent causes of gastric outlet obstruction are peptic ulcer disease and stomach cancer, and when excluded, TB infection should be added as a differential diagnosis. Assays of interferon-gamma release (IGRAs) have become a crucial diagnostic tool for latent TB infection. IGRAs have also been used to potentially distinguish between mimics such as Crohn's disease or other ascites-causing conditions and abdominal TB. Given that they are unaffected by the Bacille Calmette-Guérin immunization, these are considered beneficial.
Citation Velikova T, Aleksandrova A. Interferon-gamma release assays as a tool for differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal tuberculosis. World J Clin Cases 2024; In press
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