Chest Radiography and Xpert MTB/RIF® Testing in Persons with Presumptive Pulmonary TB: Gaps and Challenges from a District in Karnataka, India

Background. In India, as per the latest diagnostic algorithm, all persons with presumptive pulmonary TB (PPTB) are required to undergo sputum smear examination and chest radiography (CXR) upfront. Those with sputum smear positive, sputum smear negative, but CXR lesions suggestive of TB or those with...

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Main Authors: Manjula Kanakaraju, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Srinath Satyanarayana, Yella Ramesh Babu, Akshaya Kibballi Madhukeshwar, Somashekar Narasimhaiah
Format: Article
Published: Hindawi Limited 2020-01-01
Series:Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
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