Assessment of the influence of direct tobacco smoke on infection and active TB management
Jiménez-Fuentes, María Ángeles
de Souza-Galvão, Maria Luiza
Jiménez-Ruiz, Carlos A.
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Smoking is a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease progression. Tobacco smoking increases susceptibility to TB in a variety of ways, one of which is due to a reduction of the IFN-γ response. Consequently, an impaired immune response could affect performance of IFN-γ Release Assays (IGRAs).
Is part ofPlos One, 2017, vol. 12, núm. 8, e0182998
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