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Extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis from aspirates, Rural South Africa.

TitleExtensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis from aspirates, Rural South Africa.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHeysell, Scott K., Anthony P. Moll, Neel R. Gandhi, Francois J. Eksteen, Palav Babaria, Yacoob Coovadia, Lynn Roux, Umesh Lalloo, Gerald Friedland, and Sarita N. Shah
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Date Published2010 Mar
KeywordsAdult, AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Antitubercular Agents, Biopsy, Fine-Needle, Culture Media, Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial, Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Lymph Nodes, Male, Microbial Sensitivity Tests, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Pleural Effusion, Rural Population, South Africa
AbstractThe yield from aspirating lymph nodes and pleural fluid for diagnosing extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis is unknown. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from lymph node or pleural fluid aspirates of 21 patients; 7 (33%) cultures grew XDR M. tuberculosis. Additive diagnostic yield for XDR M. tuberculosis was found in parallel culture of sputum and fluid aspirate.
Alternate JournalEmerging Infect. Dis.

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