Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 30th, 2000
Sputum induction is used to obtain a sample for confirming tuberculosis infection in patients.
Investigators in the Child Health Unit of a medical facility in South Africa compared the efficacy and practicality of using sputum induction to the use of gastric lavage (GL), another procedure commonly used on younger patients ("Sputum induction for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in infants and young children in an urban setting in South Africa," Archives...
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