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One year experience using mycobacterial blood cultures to diagnose tuberculosis in patients with prolonged fever in Vietnam.

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INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the use of mycobacterial blood cultures (MBC) in diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in patients with prolonged fever admitted to a Vietnamese referral hospital. RESULTS: MBCs from 94 patients (66% male; median age 33 years; 75% HIV positive) were evaluated: 14 were mycobacterium positive (all HIV positive), and MBC was the only positive specimen in 9 cases (41%). Three positive cases were identified as Mycobacterium avium and the remaining M. tuberculosis (one case could n...

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10.3855/jidc.4895

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Publisher:
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Journal:
Journal of infection in developing countries
Volume:
8
Issue:
12
Pages:
1620-1624
Publication date:
2014-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1972-2680
ISSN:
2036-6590
URN:
uuid:c49128c3-c9e5-40ec-a1f7-3c0031ffda76
Source identifiers:
500807
Local pid:
pubs:500807
Language:
English
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