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Mycobacterial Blood Culture for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Vietnamese Children

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Tran, Sinh Thi, Le, Hai Thanh, Dang, Hang Thi Thu, Dao, Tuan Minh, Nguyen, Lam Van, Nguyen, Hung Van, Nguyen, Ngoan Thi, Nguyen, Nhung Viet, Thwaites, Guy, Caws, Maxine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9109-350X, van Doorn, H Rogier and Wertheim, Heiman Fl (2019) 'Mycobacterial Blood Culture for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Vietnamese Children'. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol 38, Issue 11, e309-e312.

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Abstract

Diagnosis of pediatric tuberculosis is notoriously difficult. We investigated the additional yield of blood culture in hospitalized children in Vietnam. Among 554 enrolled clinically suspected patients, an additional 6 cases were diagnosed, while the incremental cost per case was USD500. Addition of blood culture is therefore not recommended for our total patient population, but may be considered in specific groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 320 Child Welfare. Child Health Services.
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 200 Tuberculosis (General)
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 205.1 General coverage
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 415 Tuberculosis in childhood
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002457
Depositing User: Julie Franco
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 11:35
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 14:56
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/12725

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