The relationship between pulmonary tuberculosis and auto-antibodies remains undefined. In a study of 75 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and 75 controls, the prevalence of auto-antibodies was assessed in a reference laboratory using a comprehensive panel with standardized methodology. No significant relationship was found between auto-antibody prevalence and pulmonary tuberculosis.
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We would like to thank Fiona McIntosh and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) for their assistance and support regarding this project.
Financial support. This research project was funded by a foundation grant to M.A.B. from the Canadian Institute of Health Research. M.P.C. receives salary support from a postdoctoral training grant, provided by the Fonds de Recherche Santé Québec.
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