Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 10th, 2005
According to a study from France, "Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is usually more difficult to diagnose than pulmonary tuberculosis. It often involves inaccessible sites and it is paucibacillary.
"In this study, we tried to analyze the performance of various bacteriological methods used to diagnose 51 cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in an infectious diseases ward."
"The culture was positive for 55% of patients. The new amplification methods used were very disappointing for the testing of nonrespiratory samples," reported M. Blanie and coworkers at...
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