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Datta, Sumona and Evans, Carlton A (2020) 'The uncertainty of tuberculosis diagnosis'. Lancet Infectious Diseases. (In Press)

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is estimated to affect 10 million people each year, but this statistic is remarkably uncertain: 30% are countries' estimates of undiagnosed, untreated, or unreported cases. Furthermore, about half of tuberculosis diagnoses globally are uncertain because they rely entirely on the non-specific clinical features of tuberculosis, without any laboratory confirmation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 200 Tuberculosis (General)
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 220 Diagnosis. Prognosis
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30400-X
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 22 May 2020 10:52
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 10:11
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14519

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