Improved microscopy diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis using sodium hypochlorite concentration technique in Tanga, Tanzania.

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Pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis commonly relies on the bacteriological examination of sputum. A cross-sectional hospital-based study was carried out to compare on "on the spot" sputum staining using sodium hypochlorite (bleach method) and routine Ziel-Neelsen (ZN) staining technique. Study candidates included individual patients presenting with cough <3… (More)

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@article{Makunde2007ImprovedMD, title={Improved microscopy diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis using sodium hypochlorite concentration technique in Tanga, Tanzania.}, author={Williams H. Makunde and R A Makunde and Lois Kamugisha and Samuel Mgema and Anthony Liwa}, journal={Tanzania health research bulletin}, year={2007}, volume={9 2}, pages={87-93} }