Laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis in a large pediatric hospital in Cambodia.

  title={Laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis in a large pediatric hospital in Cambodia.},
  author={Kurt Schopfer and Hans Rieder and Th Bodmer and Jacqueline F. Steinlin-Schopfer and Yay Chantana and T Somathea and Philipp Studer and Denis Laurent and Beat Richner},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={16 4},
SETTING Tuberculosis laboratory in the Jayavarman VII Children's Hospital in Siem Reap, part of the Kantha Bopha Hospitals, the largest pediatric hospital complex in Cambodia. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficiency of on-site microscopy and rRNA amplification in children with a clinical diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and specimen sampling for culture. RESULTS From 1 July 2005 to 31 March 2006, 52,400 children were admitted to the hospital. Among these, 405 children had tuberculosis… CONTINUE READING

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