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Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;57(3):e18-21. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit230. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

Xpert MTB/RIF testing of stool samples for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children.

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Division of Medical Microbiology and Institute for Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, and National Health Laboratory Service of South Africa, South Africa. mark.nicol@uct.ac.za

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  • Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 1;59(1):145.

Abstract

In a pilot accuracy study, stool Xpert testing from 115 children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) detected 8/17 (47%) culture-confirmed tuberculosis cases, including 4/5 (80%) HIV-infected and 4/12 (33%) HIV-uninfected children. Sputum Xpert detected 11/17 (65%) cases. Stool holds promise for PTB diagnosis in HIV-infected children.

KEYWORDS:

Xpert; children; diagnosis; stool; tuberculosis

PMID:
23580738
PMCID:
PMC3703104
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cit230
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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