The utility of stool cultures for diagnosing tuberculosis in people living with the human immunodeficiency virus.

@article{Oramasionwu2013TheUO,
  title={The utility of stool cultures for diagnosing tuberculosis in people living with the human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Gloria E Oramasionwu and Charles M. Heilig and Nibondh Udomsantisuk and Michael E. Kimerling and Brenda Eng and Huy Dung Nguyen and Sopheak Thai and Chantary Keo and Kimberly D. McCarthy and Jay K. Varma and Kevin P. Cain},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={
          1023-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) increases mortality. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether stool culture improves the diagnosis of TB in people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV). DESIGN We analysed cross-sectional data of TB diagnosis in PLHIV in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam. Logistic regression was used to assess the association between positive stool culture and TB, and to calculate the incremental yield of stool culture. RESULTS A total of 1693 PLHIV… CONTINUE READING

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