Microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay was more sensitive than standard tests for diagnosing tuberculosis

March 2007
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p45
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which states that the microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay was more sensitive than standard tests for diagnosing tuberculosis. For the study, 1980 patients from 3 target groups including 1570 unselected patients with suspected tuberculosis, 253 patients at high risk for tuberculosis and 157 patients hospitalized for HIV infection were considered.


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