Kannaki Thangaraju

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Background: With 1.8 million new cases each year, India carries 20% of the global burden of tuberculosis, a situation that is now further exacerbated with the emergence of drug resistance. The current diagnostic technique suggested by the Government of India’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme is Ziehl-Neelsen staining of a sputum smear. This(More)
PURPOSE Tuberculosis remains an important health problem all over the world, especially in resource poor settings like India. The Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining of sputum smear is still the method of choice in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in spite of its low sensitivity and specificity. This paper evaluates comparison of two different polymerase chain(More)
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