Yield of culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in sputum samples transported from tribal areas.

@article{Bhat2011YieldOC,
  title={Yield of culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in sputum samples transported from tribal areas.},
  author={Jyothi T Bhat and N. Selvakumar and V. Govardhan Rao and Punnathanathu Gopalan Gopi and Rajiv Yadav and Douglas Fraser Wares},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={478-82}
}
BACKGROUND There is little information on the recovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from sputum samples collected in the field for bacteriological examination. SETTING Tribal areas in the State of Madhya Pradesh, in central India. METHODS Sputum specimens collected from subjects with chest symptoms in a disease prevalence survey were refrigerated until transportation to the laboratory. The specimens were processed for microscopy and culture. The samples were grouped based on the… CONTINUE READING