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

Abstract:

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 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 by MODS (DST-MODS) (Rif...

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10.1186/1471-2334-12-49

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
BMC infectious diseases
Volume:
12
Pages:
49-49
Publication date:
2012
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EISSN:
1471-2334
URN:
uuid:c2296a2b-7bb7-499f-9c24-a870b5117194
Source identifiers:
344555
Local pid:
pubs:344555
Language:
English

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