Fluorescence versus conventional sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis: a systematic review.

@article{Steingart2006FluorescenceVC,
  title={Fluorescence versus conventional sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis: a systematic review.},
  author={Karen R. Steingart and Megan Henry and Vivienne P. Y. Ng and P. Hopewell and Andrew F. Ramsay and Jane Cunningham and Richard Urbanczik and Mark D. Perkins and Mohamed Boubacar Abdel Aziz and Madhukar Pai},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 9},
  pages={570-81}
}
Most of the world's tuberculosis cases occur in low-income and middle-income countries, where sputum microscopy with a conventional light microscope is the primary method for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis. A major shortcoming of conventional microscopy is its relatively low sensitivity compared with culture, especially in patients co-infected with HIV. In high-income countries, fluorescence microscopy rather than conventional microscopy is the standard diagnostic method. Fluorescence… CONTINUE READING
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Fluorescence versus conventional sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis : a systematic review

  • KR Steingart, M Henry, V Ng
  • Lancet Infect Dis
  • 2006

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