Catherine Pierre-Audigier

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We prospectively studied 298 patients with cystic fibrosis (mean age 11.3 years; range 2 months to 32 years; sex ratio, 0.47) for nontuberculous mycobacteria in respiratory samples from January 1, 1996, to December 31, 1999. Mycobacterium abscessus was by far the most prevalent nontuberculous mycobacterium: 15 patients (6 male, 9 female; mean age 11.9(More)
BACKGROUND Drug susceptibility testing (DST) remains an important concern for implementing treatment of MDR tuberculosis patients. Implementation of molecular tests for drug resistance identification would facilitate DST particularly in developing countries where culturing is difficult to perform. We have characterized multidrug resistant strains in(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in developing countries. One of the main difficulties is obtaining adequate specimens for bacteriological confirmation of the disease in children.The aim of this study is to evaluate the adequacy of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for the diagnosis of TB. METHODS In a(More)
1 Tuberculosis throughout the world: a catastrophic situation With more than 2 million deaths and 9.4 million new cases per year (TB) remains a major public health concern throughout the world. Even though the World Health Organization (WHO) declared tuberculosis an international emergency in 1993, the situation has worsened due to the deterioration of(More)
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