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Ethiopia reports the third highest number of extrapulmonary TB cases globally, most of which are lymph node TB (TBLN). We investigated the performance of the available diagnostic tests for TBLN. Fine needle aspirate (FNA) and excision biopsy samples from affected lymph nodes were collected from 150 consenting patients with suspected TBLN visiting regional(More)
BACKGROUND Drug resistance monitoring is an important aspect of tuberculosis (TB) control. OBJECTIVE To determine the sensitivity of mycobacterial isolates from newly diagnosed pulmonary TB patients to first line anti-TB drugs in Addis Ababa. METHODS A survey on primary anti-tuberculosis drug resistance was conducted on smear positive pulmonary TB(More)
PURPOSE To improve the slow uptake of HIV counseling and testing, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have developed draft guidelines on provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC). Both in low- and high-income countries, mainly from outpatient clinics and tuberculosis settings, indicates that(More)
The study aimed at determining the prevalence and drug resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among new smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients visiting TB diagnosis and treatment facilities at selected health facilities in eastern Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted between October 2011 and May 2013. A total of 408 new adult(More)
Pleural empyema due to Salmonella has rarely been reported in immunocompromised patients. Here, we present a case of a 25-year old man infected with the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) who presented with a left-sided pleural effusion. The cause was confirmed bacteriologically to be due to Salmonella paratyphi. The outcome was favourable after(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem worldwide. Reports have shown that 68,600 people die of HBV infection and more than 300,000 deaths due to liver cancer secondary to hepatitis B every year globally. Women who are infected with HBV can vertically transmit the infection to their infants. This study aims to(More)
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There has been a drastic rise of tuberculosis (TB) infection across the world associated with the pandemic occurrence of HIV/AIDS. There are various determinants factors that increase the chance of TB infection among HIV positives (TB/HIV confection) that varies contextually. This study aimed to assess the determinants of TB/HIV coinfection among adult HIV(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLN) is a common form of extra pulmonary tuberculosis where lymph nodes particularly from cervical, axillary and inguinal sites are mostly involved, however, its diagnosis poses a major challenge in resource limited settings. OBJECTIVE To identify the etiological species of Mycobacteria responsible for TBLN in Derra(More)
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