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Mediators of Inflammation
Volume 2015, Article ID 364758, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/364758
Research Article

A Subgroup of Latently Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infected Individuals Is Characterized by Consistently Elevated IgA Responses to Several Mycobacterial Antigens

1DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research and MRC Centre for TB Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, P.O. Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
2Lionex Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Salzdahlumer Straße 196, 38126 Braunschweig, Germany

Received 21 May 2014; Revised 7 August 2014; Accepted 21 August 2014

Academic Editor: Kostas Spiropoulos

Copyright © 2015 Ralf Baumann et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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