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Microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay (MODS) for early diagnosis of tuberculosis in children.

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MODS is a novel liquid culture based technique that has been shown to be effective and rapid for early diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). We evaluated the MODS assay for diagnosis of TB in children in Viet Nam. 217 consecutive samples including sputum (n = 132), gastric fluid (n = 50), CSF (n = 32) and pleural fluid (n = 3) collected from 96 children with suspected TB, were tested by smear, MODS and MGIT. When test results were aggregated by patient, the sensitivity and specificity of smear, MGI...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0008341

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Tropical Medicine
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Public Library of Science
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Volume:
4
Issue:
12
Article number:
e8341
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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1932-6203
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1932-6203

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