Rapid diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in African children in a primary care setting by use of Xpert MTB/RIF on respiratory specimens: a prospective study

Background: In children admitted to hospital, rapid, accurate diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis with the Xpert MTB/RIF assay is possible, but no paediatric studies have been done in the primary care setting, where most children are given care, and where microbiological diagnosis is rarely availabl...

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Main Authors: Prof Heather J Zar, PhD, Lesley Workman, MPH, Washiefa Isaacs, MSc, Prof Keertan Dheda, PhD, Widaad Zemanay, PhD, Prof Mark P Nicol, PhD
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2013-08-01
Series:The Lancet Global Health
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214109X13700366