Urine for the diagnosis of tuberculosis: current approaches, clinical applicability, and new developments.

@article{Peter2010UrineFT,
  title={Urine for the diagnosis of tuberculosis: current approaches, clinical applicability, and new developments.},
  author={Jonathan Grant Peter and Clare Green and Michael Hoelscher and Peter B Mwaba and Alimuddin M. Zumla and Keertan Dheda},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={262-70}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Urine is increasingly being investigated as a convenient clinical sample for the identification of mycobacterial products for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The available literature on mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan (LAM) and urine mycobacterial DNA is reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS The available data, despite being extracted from heterogeneous clinical populations and different clinical subgroups, indicate that urine LAM has little diagnostic utility in unselected tuberculosis… CONTINUE READING

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