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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Mar;16(3):557-60. doi: 10.3201/eid1603.091486.

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

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Tugela Ferry Care and Research Collaboration, Tugela Ferry, South Africa. scott.heysell@gmail.com

Abstract

The 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.

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20202446
PMCID:
PMC3322040
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10.3201/eid1603.091486
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