We are pleased to announce the publication of “Cytomegalovirus Infection Is Associated With Increased Prevalence of Latent Tuberculosis Infection” in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases. This publication was led by Drs. Yuri F. van der Heijden and Moises A. Huaman.
Abstract: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) increases tuberculosis (TB) risk, but its relationship with latent TB infection (LTBI) is unknown. Using US nationally representative data, we report that CMV was independently associated with LTBI (odds ratio, 2.94; 95% CI, 1.19–7.28; P=.02). CMV and LTBI were associated with higher C-reactive protein, suggesting chronic inflammation.
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