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Vitamin D levels in Indian children with intrathoracic tuberculosis
Background & objectives: Deficiency of vitamin D, an immunomodulator agent, is associated with increased susceptibility to tuberculosis in adults, but only limited studies are available in the paediatric age group, especially ...
Has universal screening with Xpert® MTB/RIF increased the proportion of multidrugresistant tuberculosis cases diagnosed in a routine operational setting?
(Public Library of Science, 2017-02-15)
Setting: Primary health services in Cape Town, South Africa where the introduction of Xpert® MTB/RIF (Xpert) enabled simultaneous screening for tuberculosis (TB) and drug susceptibility in all presumptive cases. Study ...
A comparison of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment commencement times in MDRTBPlus line probe assay and XpertH MTB/RIF-based algorithms in a routine operational setting in Cape Town
Background: Xpert MTB/RIF was introduced as a screening test for all presumptive tuberculosis cases in primary health services in Cape Town, South Africa. Study Aim: To compare multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) ...