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Evaluation of microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay for diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Viet Nam.

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BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is important for the elimination of TB. We evaluated the microscopic observation drug susceptibility (MODS) assay as a direct rapid drug susceptibility testing (DST) method for MDR-TB screening in sputum samples METHODS: All adult TB suspects, who were newly presenting to Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital from August to November 2008 were enrolled into the study. Processed sputum samples were used for DST b...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2334-12-49

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
49
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
Source identifiers:
313075

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