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SETTING Mbeya, Tanzania. OBJECTIVE To develop a new liquid culture method to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) in sputum using 2,3-diphenyl-5-thienyl-(2)-tetrazolium (STC), the nitrate reductase assay (NRA) and p-nitrobenzoic acid (PNB). DESIGN Ninety-three sputum samples collected from 18 tuberculosis patients were decontaminated with(More)
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