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The uncertainty of tuberculosis diagnosis

Datta, Sumona and Evans, Carlton A (2020) 'The uncertainty of tuberculosis diagnosis'. Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol 20, Issue 9, pp. 1002-1004.

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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
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Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 22 May 2020 10:52
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 08:59


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