Bleach sedimentation: an opportunity to optimize smear microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis in settings of high prevalence of HIV.

@article{Bonnet2008BleachSA,
  title={Bleach sedimentation: an opportunity to optimize smear microscopy for tuberculosis diagnosis in settings of high prevalence of HIV.},
  author={Maryline M B Bonnet and Andrew M. Ramsay and Willie A. Githui and Laramie Gagnidze and Francis F V Varaine and Philippe J Guerin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={1710-6}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to evaluate the performance and feasibility of tuberculosis diagnosis by sputum microscopy after bleach sedimentation, compared with by conventional direct smear microscopy, in a setting of high prevalence of HIV. METHODS In a community-based study in Kenya (a population in which 50% of individuals with tuberculosis are infected with HIV), individuals with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis submitted 3 sputum specimens during 2 consecutive days, which… CONTINUE READING

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