Sputum smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis: sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic algorithm

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The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is complicated by the increased presence of sputum smear negative tuberculosis. Diagnosis of smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis is made by an algorithm recommended by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme that uses symptoms, signs and laboratory results… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-475

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