Implementation of the thin layer agar for the diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence setting in Homa Bay, Kenya.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/75177
Title:
Implementation of the thin layer agar for the diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence setting in Homa Bay, Kenya.
Authors:
Martin, A; Munga Waweru, P; Babu Okatch, F; Amondi Ouma, N; Bonte, L; Varaine, F; Portaels, F
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Abstract:
The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of a low-cost method, the Thin Layer Agar (TLA), for the diagnosis of smear-negative patients. This prospective study was performed in Homa Bay district Hospital in Kenya. Out of 1584 smear-negative sputum samples, 212 were positive by Löwenstein-Jensen (LJ) (13.5%) and 220 positive by TLA (14%). The sensitivity of LJ and TLA was 71% and 74 % respectively. TLA could become an affordable method for the diagnosis of smear-negative tuberculosis in resource-limited settings with results available within 2 weeks.
Affiliation:
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France; Homa Bay District Hospital, Kenya.
Issue Date:
3-Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/75177
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.00264-09
PubMed ID:
19494065
Language:
en
ISSN:
1098-660X
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dc.contributor.authorMartin, A-
dc.contributor.authorMunga Waweru, P-
dc.contributor.authorBabu Okatch, F-
dc.contributor.authorAmondi Ouma, N-
dc.contributor.authorBonte, L-
dc.contributor.authorVaraine, F-
dc.contributor.authorPortaels, F-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-23T10:31:46Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-23T10:31:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-03-
dc.identifier.citationImplementation of the thin layer agar for the diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence setting in Homa Bay, Kenya. 2009: J. Clin. Microbiol.en
dc.identifier.issn1098-660X-
dc.identifier.pmid19494065-
dc.identifier.doi10.1128/JCM.00264-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/75177-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of a low-cost method, the Thin Layer Agar (TLA), for the diagnosis of smear-negative patients. This prospective study was performed in Homa Bay district Hospital in Kenya. Out of 1584 smear-negative sputum samples, 212 were positive by Löwenstein-Jensen (LJ) (13.5%) and 220 positive by TLA (14%). The sensitivity of LJ and TLA was 71% and 74 % respectively. TLA could become an affordable method for the diagnosis of smear-negative tuberculosis in resource-limited settings with results available within 2 weeks.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsPublished by the American Society for Microbiology - Archived on this site with kind permission from the American Society for Microbiologyen
dc.titleImplementation of the thin layer agar for the diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence setting in Homa Bay, Kenya.en
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France; Homa Bay District Hospital, Kenya.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Clinical Microbiologyen

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