New and improved diagnostics for detection of drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.

  title={New and improved diagnostics for detection of drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Justin O'Grady and Markus Maeurer and Peter B Mwaba and Nathan Kapata and Matthew G. D. Bates and Michael Hoelscher and Alimuddin M. Zumla},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={17 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global emergency and continues to kill 1.7 million people globally each year. Drug-resistant TB is now well established throughout the world and most TB patients are not being screened for drug resistance due to lack of laboratory resources and rapid accurate point-of-care tests. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of TB and drug-resistant TB is of paramount importance in establishing appropriate clinical management and infection control measures. During… CONTINUE READING


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