A prospective assessment of the role of bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage in evaluation of children with pulmonary tuberculosis.


OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic yield of fibreoptic bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) compared to gastric aspiration (GA) in children with probable pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). METHODS Children with probable pulmonary TB were subjected to bronchoscopy, BAL and gastric aspiration. The samples were examined for acid fast bacilli (AFB) on… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/tropej/fmq105


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