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latent tuberculosisInfection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis which has been contained by the host’s immune system and thus does not usually infect others.
Tuberculin skin test; release of IFN-gamma in blood after PPD stimulation.
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latent tuberculosisInfectious disease Infection with M tuberculosis that has been contained by the host's immune system and thus does not infect others Diagnosis Tuberculin skin test; release of IFN-γ in blood after PPD stimulation. See Tuberculosis.
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Infection with tuberculosis without active lung disease. It is detected by tuberculin skin testing.
See also: tuberculosis
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