Time to detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum culture correlates with outcome in patients receiving treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Epstein1998TimeTD,
  title={Time to detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum culture correlates with outcome in patients receiving treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Matthew D. Epstein and Neil W Schluger and Amy Davidow and Sigrid Bonk and William Rom and Brian Hanna},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1998},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={379-86}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether the time to detection (TTD) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum culture correlates with the response to antituberculous treatment in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-six consecutive patients were studied who had active pulmonary tuberculosis and sufficient sputum cultures and clinical follow-up to allow adequate assessment. RESULTS Following initiation of antituberculous therapy, 13 patients… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
38 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…