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Diagnostic accuracy of intracellular mycobacterium tuberculosis detection for tuberculous meningitis.

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RATIONALE: Early diagnosis and treatment of tuberculous meningitis saves lives, but current laboratory diagnostic tests lack sensitivity. OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether the detection of intracellular bacteria by a modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain and early secretory antigen target (ESAT)-6 in cerebrospinal fluid leukocytes improves tuberculous meningitis diagnosis. METHODS: Cerebrospinal fluid specimens from patients with suspected tuberculous meningitis were stained by conventional Ziehl-Ne...

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10.1164/rccm.201309-1686oc

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Journal:
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Volume:
189
Issue:
4
Pages:
475-481
Publication date:
2014-02-05
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EISSN:
1535-4970
ISSN:
1073-449X
URN:
uuid:2a09e523-06af-4303-a238-0f72da3f99d9
Source identifiers:
450889
Local pid:
pubs:450889

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