Manpreet Bhalla

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in developing countries. Despite significant limitations, microscopy remains the cornerstone of the global TB control strategy. As the TB epidemic escalates, new diagnostic methods that are accurate and also economical and simple to manufacture and deploy are urgently needed. Although(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid differentiation of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (MOTT) is crucial to facilitate early and effective treatment of the patients. Clinical presentation of MTBC and MOTT is not always very clear and routine conventional methods are time consuming. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present(More)
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