Journal article icon

Journal article

Comparison of conventional bacteriology with nucleic acid amplification (amplified mycobacterium direct test) for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis before and after inception of antituberculosis chemotherapy.

Abstract:

The role of nucleic acid amplification techniques in the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis remains uncertain. We compared the performance of Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining, the Gen-Probe amplified Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct test (MTD), and culture with 341 cerebrospinal fluid specimens from 152 adults (73 with and 79 without tuberculous meningitis) before and after inception of antituberculosis chemotherapy. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Authors


Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology More from this journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
996-1002
Publication date:
2004-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:32649
UUID:
uuid:08c33fd6-517b-4a5c-94ce-9bcb7267c1b2
Local pid:
pubs:32649
Source identifiers:
32649
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP