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Mixed tuberculosis infections in rural South Vietnam.

Abstract:

Tuberculosis patients may be infected with or have disease caused by more than one Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain, usually referred to as "mixed infections." These have mainly been observed in settings with a very high tuberculosis incidence and/or high HIV prevalence. We assessed the rate of mixed infections in a population-based study in rural Vietnam, where the prevalences of both HIV and tuberculosis are substantially lower than those in previous studies looking at mixed infections. In...

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10.1128/jcm.00434-12

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Cobelens, FG More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
50
Issue:
5
Pages:
1586-1592
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:74e3be61-34a5-4b57-8cfa-0f1efcec0cda
Source identifiers:
313044
Local pid:
pubs:313044

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