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Induced sputum is safe and well-tolerated for TB diagnosis in a resource-poor primary healthcare setting

Induced sputum is safe and well-tolerated for TB diagnosis in a resource-poor primary healthcare setting
Induced sputum is safe and well-tolerated for TB diagnosis in a resource-poor primary healthcare setting
Improved tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics are required. Induced sputum sampling is superior to spontaneous sputum analysis for diagnosis of pulmonary TB. Therefore, we examined the applicability of induced sputum in primary health centers of the Peruvian TB program and studied the safety and tolerability of this procedure. We show that induced sputum is safe, inexpensive, and well-tolerated in a resource-limited environment. Widespread use of induced sputum at primary health centers can be implemented and may improve TB diagnosis
0002-9637
633-635
Ugarte-Gil, C.
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Elkington, P.T.
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Gotuzzo, E.
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Friedland, J.S.
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Moore, D.A.
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Ugarte-Gil, C., Elkington, P.T., Gotuzzo, E., Friedland, J.S. and Moore, D.A. (2015) Induced sputum is safe and well-tolerated for TB diagnosis in a resource-poor primary healthcare setting. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92, 633-635. (doi:10.4269/ajtmh.14-0583). (PMID:25535311)

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Improved tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics are required. Induced sputum sampling is superior to spontaneous sputum analysis for diagnosis of pulmonary TB. Therefore, we examined the applicability of induced sputum in primary health centers of the Peruvian TB program and studied the safety and tolerability of this procedure. We show that induced sputum is safe, inexpensive, and well-tolerated in a resource-limited environment. Widespread use of induced sputum at primary health centers can be implemented and may improve TB diagnosis

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Published date: 2015
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 374108
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374108
ISSN: 0002-9637
PURE UUID: 75a2e236-10f0-45b8-b239-e9be45d76dc5
ORCID for P.T. Elkington: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0390-0613

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Date deposited: 06 Feb 2015 10:32
Last modified: 17 Jul 2019 20:39

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