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The association between the ratio of monocytes:lymphocytes at age 3 months and risk of tuberculosis (TB) in the first two years of life

Vivek Naranbhai12, Soyeon Kim3, Helen Fletcher4, Mark F Cotton5, Avy Violari6, Charles Mitchell7, Sharon Nachman8, George McSherry9, Helen McShane4, Adrian VS Hill14* and Shabir A Madhi10*

Author Affiliations

1 Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

2 Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa

3 Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

4 The Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

5 Children’s Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

6 The Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

7 University of Miami, Florida, USA

8 Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, USA

9 Department of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

10 Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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BMC Medicine 2014, 12:120  doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0120-7

Published: 17 July 2014

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