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Pretreatment chest x-ray severity and its relation to bacterial burden in smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis

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Background Chest radiographs are used for diagnosis and severity assessment in tuberculosis (TB). The extent of disease as determined by smear grade and cavitation as a binary measure can predict 2-month smear results, but little has been done to determine whether radiological severity reflects the bacterial burden at diagnosis. Methods Pre-treatment chest x-rays from 1837 participants with smear-positive pulmonary TB enrolled into the REMoxTB trial (Gillespie et al., N Engl J Med 371:1577...

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10.1186/s12916-018-1053-3

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Global Alliance for TB Drug Development More from this funder
US Agency for International Development More from this funder
UK Department for International Development More from this funder
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BMC Medicine Journal website
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16
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2018-05-21
Acceptance date:
2018-04-09
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1741-7015
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pubs:854806
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uri:5c62a2dd-9903-4eb8-b45c-4bfa531ac9b5
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uuid:5c62a2dd-9903-4eb8-b45c-4bfa531ac9b5
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pubs:854806

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