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Evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF and MODS assay for the diagnosis of pediatric tuberculosis.

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BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) in children is rarely confirmed due to the lack of effective diagnostic tools; only 10 to 15% of pediatric TB is smear positive due to paucibacillary samples and the difficulty of obtaining high-quality specimens from children. We evaluate here the accuracy of Xpert MTB/RIF in comparison with the Micoroscopic observation drug susceptibility (MODS) assay for diagnosis of TB in children using samples stored during a previously reported evaluation of the MODS assay....

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10.1186/1471-2334-13-31

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BioMed Central
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BMC infectious diseases More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
31
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1471-2334
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1471-2334
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English
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375694
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2013-11-16

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