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Gene-Xpert: diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in a sputum smear negative patient

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This case report has tried to highlight the ease and benefit of Gene-Xpert testing in difficult to diagnose patient with sputum smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis. Early treatment of tuberculosis is usually delayed by lack of rapid and accurate diagnostic modalities, especially in resource-limited settings like ours. Gene-Xpert is a rapid test based on real time PCR assay and molecular technology for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is highly sensitive tool and enables simul...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.33314/jnhrc.v17i01.2013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Nepal Health Research Council Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Nepal Health Research Council Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
125-127
Publication date:
2019-04-28
Acceptance date:
2019-05-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1999-6217
ISSN:
1727-5482
Pmid:
31110393

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