Comparison of Overnight Pooled and Standard Sputum Collection Method for Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Northern Tanzania

Abstract

In Tanzania sputum culture for tuberculosis (TB) is resource intensive and available only at zonal facilities. In this study overnight pooled sputum collection technique was compared with standard spot morning collection among pulmonary TB suspects at Kibong'oto National TB Hospital in Tanzania. A spot sputum specimen performed at enrollment, an overnight… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2012/128057

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@inproceedings{Mpagama2012ComparisonOO, title={Comparison of Overnight Pooled and Standard Sputum Collection Method for Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Northern Tanzania}, author={Stellah G. Mpagama and Charles M Mtabho and Solomon Mwaigwisya and Liberate J. Mleoh and I. Marion de Sumari-de Boer and Scott K. Heysell and Eric R Houpt and Gibson S. Kibiki}, booktitle={Tuberculosis research and treatment}, year={2012} }