Role of gastric lavage and broncho-alveolar lavage in the bacteriological diagnosis of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Singh2000RoleOG,
  title={Role of gastric lavage and broncho-alveolar lavage in the bacteriological diagnosis of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Meharban Singh and N V Ahsan Moosa and Lata Kumar and Meera Sharma},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={947-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the mycobacteriological yield from gastric lavage (GL) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), in children with pulmonary tuberculosis. METHODS 58 consecutive children with chest radiograph suggestive of tuberculosis and positive Mantoux test or a positive history of family contact with a case of tuberculosis were prospectively subjected to gastric lavage on three consecutive mornings and broncho-alveolar lavage on the last day. The samples were subjected to bacteriological… CONTINUE READING