Is one sputum specimen as good as two during follow-up cultures for monitoring multi drug resistant tuberculosis patients in India?

BACKGROUND: In India, the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) has adopted the strategy of examining two specimens during follow-up culture examinations to monitor the treatment response of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the increment...

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Main Authors: Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Ajay M V Kumar, Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva, Ranjani Ramachandran, Srinath Satyanarayana, Avi Bansal, Malik Parmar, Sarabjit Chadha, Sreenivas Nair, Ashok Kumar, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Mary Edginton, Puneet K Dewan
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Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2012-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
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