Unrecognised Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia among hospital inpatients in less developed countries.

@article{Mcdonald1999UnrecognisedMT,
  title={Unrecognised Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteraemia among hospital inpatients in less developed countries.},
  author={L. Clifford Mcdonald and Lennox Kenneth Archibald and S Rheanpumikankit and Somsit Tansuphaswadikul and Boonchuay Eampokalap and O Nwanyanawu and Peter N. Kazembe and Hamish Dobbie and L. Barth Reller and William Robert Jarvis},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={354 9185},
  pages={1159-63}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a global public-health concern. Although early clinical recognition of M. tuberculosis in hospital inpatients is critical for effective infection control, such recognition may be difficult in patients with HIV infection. To find out whether M. tuberculosis bacteraemia frequently goes unrecognised, we did a prospective blood-culture survey in an infectious-diseases hospital in Thailand and a general hospital in Malawi. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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