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Diagnostic approaches for paediatric tuberculosis by use of different specimen types, culture methods, and PCR: a prospective case-control study.
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis presents challenges in children because symptoms are non-specific, specimens are difficult to obtain, and cultures and smears of MycobacteriumExpand
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Microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay for the diagnosis of TB.
BACKGROUND New diagnostic tools are urgently needed to interrupt the transmission of tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Rapid, sensitive detection of tuberculosis andExpand
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Prediction of Susceptibility to First‐Line Tuberculosis Drugs by DNA Sequencing
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization recommends drug‐susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex for all patients with tuberculosis to guide treatment decisions and improveExpand
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The transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in high burden settings.
Unacceptable levels of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission are noted in high burden settings and a renewed focus on reducing person-to-person transmission in these communities is needed. WeExpand
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Pedestrian Road Traffic Injuries in Urban Peruvian Children and Adolescents: Case Control Analyses of Personal and Environmental Risk Factors
Background Child pedestrian road traffic injuries (RTIs) are an important cause of death and disability in poorer nations, however RTI prevention strategies in those countries largely draw uponExpand
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Improved Recovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis From Children Using the Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility Method
OBJECTIVE. The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis presents challenges in children, because symptoms are nonspecific, sputa are not accessible, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures and smearsExpand
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Genetic Diversity and Transmission Characteristics of Beijing Family Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Peru
Beijing family strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis have attracted worldwide attention because of their wide geographical distribution and global emergence. Peru, which has a historical relationshipExpand
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Tuberculosis in household contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients.
SETTING The burden of tuberculosis (TB) disease among household contacts of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients is poorly understood and might represent a target for transmission-interruptingExpand
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Clinical management of concurrent diabetes and tuberculosis and the implications for patient services.
Diabetes triples the risk for active tuberculosis, thus the increasing burden of type 2 diabetes will help to sustain the present tuberculosis epidemic. Recommendations have been made forExpand
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Induced Sputum MMP-1, -3 & -8 Concentrations during Treatment of Tuberculosis
INTRODUCTION Tuberculosis (TB) destroys lung tissues and this immunopathology is mediated in part by Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs). There are no data on the relationship between local tissue MMPsExpand
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