Métodos diagnósticos em tuberculose.

@article{Bento2011MtodosDE,
  title={M{\'e}todos diagn{\'o}sticos em tuberculose.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Bento and Anabela Santos Silva and Filomena Rodrigues and Raquel Duarte},
  journal={Acta M{\'e}dica Portuguesa},
  year={2011}
}
Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to minimize the spread and to reduce morbidity and mortality from tuberculosis. Clinical diagnosis is most time difficult resulting from non-specific and frequently indolent symptoms. Radiological presentation may be very diverse. Currently TB diagnosis still depends on microbiological exams which require a very careful and quick specimen handling. A positive acid-fast bacilli smear makes a rapid presumptive diagnosis. Nevertheless the gold-standard… 

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