An evaluation of the diagnostic value of clinical and radiological manifestations in patients attending the addis ababa tuberculosis centre.

@article{Tessema2001AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the diagnostic value of clinical and radiological manifestations in patients attending the addis ababa tuberculosis centre.},
  author={Tsigeweini Asgedom Tessema and Gunnar Bjune and Getachew Assefa and B Bjorvat},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={355-61}
}
Our investigation is based on 1,000 consecutive patients attending the routine outpatient services of the Addis Ababa Tuberculosis Demonstration and Training Centre (ATBDTC) in Addis Ababa during the period November 1996-March 1997. By using sputum microscopy for acid-fast bacilli (AFB), chest radiography (CXR) and clinical assessment these patients had been diagnosed as having either AFB-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) (n = 139), AFB-negative PTB (n = 61) or non-tuberculosis (non-TB) (n… CONTINUE READING

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