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Variability in distribution and use of tuberculosis diagnostic tests in Kenya: a cross-sectional survey

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Background: Globally, 40% of all tuberculosis (TB) cases, 65% paediatric cases and 75% multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases are missed due to underreporting and/or under diagnosis. A recent Kenyan TB prevalence survey found that a significant number of TB cases are being missed here. Understanding spatial distribution and patterns of use of TB diagnostic tests as per the guidelines could potentially help improve TB case detection by identifying diagnostic gaps. Methods: We used 2015 Kenya N...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12879-018-3237-z

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0000-0002-4575-2447
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
18
Publication date:
2018-07-16
Acceptance date:
2018-07-04
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EISSN:
1471-2334
Pmid:
30012092
Source identifiers:
891533
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English
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uuid:882ec14c-b3e7-4f75-ab42-9e03c10f982f
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pubs:891533
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2018-08-17

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