IGRA for children in the UK: patchy availability, problems with funding, lack of clarity about its role
- Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology. Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital NHS Trust
- Onajite M Etuwewe, Paediatrics, Dept of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology. Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital NHS Trust;
- Accepted 29 March 2008
We were interested to read the study by Taylor et al of interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) in paediatric tuberculosis (TB).1 The authors highlight reliance on IGRA within NICE guidelines but advise caution when interpreting results.
We surveyed paediatricians who manage TB in January 2008, asking …