• School based screening for tuberculosis infection in Norway: comparison of positive tuberculin skin test with interferon-gamma release assay 

      Winje, Brita Askeland; Oftung, Fredrik; Korsvold, Gro Ellen; Mannsåker, Turid; Ly, Ingvild Nesthus; Harstad, Ingunn; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma; Heldal, Einar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008)
      Background: In Norway, screening for tuberculosis infection by tuberculin skin test (TST) has been offered for several decades to all children in 9th grade of school, prior to BCG-vaccination. The incidence of tuberculosis ...
    • Screening for tuberculosis infection among newly arrived asylum seekers: Comparison of QuantiFERON®TB Gold with tuberculin skin test 

      Winje, Brita Askeland; Oftung, Fredrik; Korsvold, Gro Ellen; Mannsåker, Turid; Jeppesen, Anette Skistad; Harstad, Ingunn; Heier, Berit Tafjord; Heldal, Einar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008)
      Background: QuantiFERON®TB Gold (QFT) is a promising blood test for tuberculosis infection but with few data so far from immigrant screening. The aim of this study was to compare results of QFT and tuberculin skin test ...
    • Stratification by interferon-γ release assay level predicts risk of incident TB 

      Winje, Brita Askeland; White, Richard Aubrey; Syre, Heidi; Skutlaberg, Dag Harald; Oftung, Fredrik; Mengshoel, Anne Torunn; Blix, Hege Salvesen; Brantsæter, Arne Broch; Holter, Ellen; Handal, Nina; Simonsen, Gunnar Skov; Afset, Jan Egil; Kran, Anne-Marte Bakken (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Introduction Targeted testing and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) are priorities on the global health agenda, but LTBI management remains challenging. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of the QuantiFERON ...
    • The role of entry screening in case finding of tuberculosis among asylum seekers in Norway 

      Harstad, Ingunn; Jacobsen, Geir Wenberg; Heldal, Einar; Winje, Brita Askeland; Vahedi, Saeed Boroujeni; Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Steinshamn, Sigurd Loe; Garåsen, Helge (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Background: Most new cases of active tuberculosis in Norway are presently caused by imported strains and not transmission within the country. Screening for tuberculosis with a Mantoux test of everybody and a chest X-ray ...