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Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15;46(6):909-12. doi: 10.1086/527447.

Improved diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis using the microscopic- observation drug-susceptibility technique.

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Departamento de Microbiologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

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  • Clin Infect Dis. 2008 May 15;46(10):1635.

Abstract

Tests for pleural tuberculosis are insensitive and expensive. We compared nonproprietary microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility (MODS) culture with Löwenstein-Jensen culture for evaluation of pleural specimens. MODS culture was associated with greatly increased diagnostic sensitivity and shorter time to diagnosis, compared with Löwenstein-Jensen culture (sensitivity of culture of biopsy specimens, 81% vs.51%; time to diagnosis, 11 days vs. 24 days; P < .001). The MODS technique is inexpensive, allows drug-susceptibility testing, and is a considerably improved diagnostic method for pleural tuberculosis.

PMID:
18300380
PMCID:
PMC2912496
DOI:
10.1086/527447
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