PCR detection of Mycobacteraemia in Tanzanian patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis

@article{Richter1996PCRDO,
  title={PCR detection of Mycobacteraemia in Tanzanian patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis},
  author={Clemens Richter and Linda F. F. Kox and J. B. Storm van Leeuwen and I M Mtoni and A. J. Kolk},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1996},
  volume={15},
  pages={813-817}
}
In 191 Tanzanian patients admitted to hospital with suspected extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB), TB was diagnosed in 158 patients; the remaining 33 patients had neither microbiological nor clinical evidence of TB.Mycobacterium tuberculosis was detected in the blood of 25 patients, in 92% by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique and in 52% by culture of buffy coat cells. The presence of mycobacterial DNA orMycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in peripheral blood (positive culture) was… CONTINUE READING