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The Role of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test as Screening Prior to Administration of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors

Lisa C. Martinez, BS; Catherine Harrison-Balestra, MD; Juan P. Caeiro, MD; Carlos H. Nousari, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(6):799-816. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.6.809.
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