Evaluation of Serodiagnosis of Tuberculosis in Comparison with Traditional Methods

  title={Evaluation of Serodiagnosis of Tuberculosis in Comparison with Traditional Methods},
  author={Ahmed O. Shafik and Mossaad A. Morgan and Sawsan A. Youssef and Shereen H. Ahmed},
Tuberculosis is an enormous tool of morbidity and mortality. The vast majority of tuberculosis patients live in developing countries, where the diagnosis of tuberculosis relies on the identification of acid-fast bacilli on unprocessed sputum smears using conventional light microscopy. Microscopy has high specificity in tuberculosis-endemic countries, but modest sensitivity which varies among laboratories (range 20% to 80%).. Thus, the development of rapid and accurate new diagnostic tools is… CONTINUE READING
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