Stool Culture for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children

  title={Stool Culture for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children},
  author={Elisabetta Walters and Anne-Marie Demers and Marieke Magrieta van der Zalm and Andrew Whitelaw and Megan F Palmer and Corn{\'e} Bosch and Heather R. Draper and Robert Gie and Anneke Catharina Hesseling},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical microbiology},
Bacteriological confirmation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is achieved in the minority of young children with tuberculosis (TB), since specimen collection is resource intensive and respiratory secretions are mostly paucibacillary, leading to limited sensitivity of available diagnostic tests. Although molecular tests are increasingly available globally, mycobacterial culture remains the gold standard for diagnosis and determination of drug susceptibility and is more sensitive than molecular… CONTINUE READING
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