Diagnostic evaluation of urinary lipoarabinomannan at an Ethiopian tuberculosis centre.

@article{Tessema2001DiagnosticEO,
  title={Diagnostic evaluation of urinary lipoarabinomannan at an Ethiopian tuberculosis centre.},
  author={Tsigeweini Asgedom Tessema and Beston Hamasur and G Bjun and Stefan B. Svenson and Bjarne Bjorvatn},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={279-84}
}
Direct capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for lipoarabinomannan (LAM) was performed on urine samples from 200 tuberculosis (TB) patients and 800 non-TB patients routinely diagnosed among consecutive suspects in an Ethiopian TB centre. 50 healthy Ethiopians, 50 healthy individuals and 100 non-TB patients from Norway served as controls. Of the TB patients, 139 (69.5%) were positive for acid-fast bacilli (AFB). In the remaining cases the diagnosis was based on suggestive clinical… CONTINUE READING

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