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A one-day method for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in rural Ethiopia

Cambanis, A., Yassin, Mohammed A., Ramsay, Andrew, Squire, Bertie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7173-9038, Arbide, I. and Cuevas, Luis ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6581-0587 (2006) 'A one-day method for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in rural Ethiopia'. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol 10, Issue 2, pp. 230-232.

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Abstract

Smear diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) requires three sputum examinations over 2 days. We evaluated the performance of two sputum specimens obtained on a single day (the second specimen submitted 1 h after the first) against the standard 2-day method in rural Ethiopia. A total of 243 suspects were enrolled; 52 had confirmed PTB: 49 (94%) were detected by the same-day method and 51 (98%) by the standard method (P > 0.5). The same-day approach would reduce the number of visits required for diagnosis, save resources for the health system and the patient, and ultimately improve case detection in poorer countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tuberculosis case finding diagnosis of tuberculosis smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis same-day sputum testing sputum smears
Subjects: WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 220 Diagnosis. Prognosis
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Groups (2002 - 2012) > Clinical Group
Depositing User: Julia Martin
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 14:02
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:01
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1457

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