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Blood cultures for the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients from rural South Africa: a cross-sectional study.

TitleBlood cultures for the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients from rural South Africa: a cross-sectional study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHeysell, Scott K., Tania A. Thomas, Neel R. Gandhi, Anthony P. Moll, Fran├žois J. Eksteen, Yacoob Coovadia, Lynette Roux, Palav Babaria, Umesh Lalloo, Gerald Friedland, and Sarita Shah
JournalBMC infectious diseases
Volume10
Pagination344
Date Published2010
ISSN1471-2334
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Child, Child, Preschool, Cross-Sectional Studies, Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Middle Aged, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Rural Population, South Africa, Sputum, Young Adult
AbstractThe yield of mycobacterial blood cultures for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) among drug-resistant TB suspects has not been described.
DOI10.1186/1471-2334-10-344
Alternate JournalBMC Infect. Dis.

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