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Evaluation of FASTPlaqueTB to diagnose smear-negative tuberculosis in a peripheral clinic in Kenya.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance and feasibility of FASTPlaqueTB in smear-negative tuberculosis (TB) suspects in a peripheral clinic after laboratory upgrading. DESIGN: Patients with cough > or=2 weeks, two sputum smear-negative results, no response to 1 week of amoxicillin and abnormal chest X-ray were defined as smear-negative suspects. One sputum sample was collected, decontaminated and divided into two: half was tested with FASTPlaqueTB in the clinic laboratory and the other half...

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Journal:
international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume:
13
Issue:
9
Pages:
1112-1118
Publication date:
2009-09-01
EISSN:
1815-7920
ISSN:
1027-3719
Source identifiers:
68318

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