Detection of mycobacterial DNA in pleural fluid from patients with tuberculous pleurisy by means of the polymerase chain reaction: comparison of two protocols.

@article{Lassence1992DetectionOM,
  title={Detection of mycobacterial DNA in pleural fluid from patients with tuberculous pleurisy by means of the polymerase chain reaction: comparison of two protocols.},
  author={A de Lassence and Denise Lecossier and Catherine Pierre and Jacques Cadranel and Mike Stern and Allan J. Hance},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          265-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The detection of mycobacterial DNA in clinical samples on the basis of the polymerase chain reaction is a promising approach for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous infections. No consensus exists, however, about which protocols are most sensitive, and the usefulness of this approach in the diagnosis of tuberculous effusions has been assessed in few patients. METHODS The sensitivity of two protocols was compared for the detection of DNA from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in samples… CONTINUE READING
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