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dc.contributor.authorLemaire, J-F
dc.contributor.authorCasenghi, M
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T21:23:05Z
dc.date.available2011-04-06T21:23:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-25
dc.date.submitted2011-03-10
dc.identifier.citationJ Int AIDS Soc 2010;13:40en
dc.identifier.issn1758-2652
dc.identifier.pmid20973946
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1758-2652-13-40
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/127586
dc.description.abstractAn effective tuberculosis (TB) control programme requires early diagnosis and immediate initiation of treatment. Any delays in diagnosing TB not only impair a patient's prognosis, but also increase the risks of transmitting the disease within the community. Unfortunately, the most recent TB diagnostic tools still depend on high-infrastructure laboratories, making them poorly adapted for use in resource-limited settings. Additionally, existing tests show poor performance in diagnosing TB in children, people living with HIV/AIDS, and extrapulmonary forms of the disease. As a consequence, TB patients are still to date left with either fair access to poor diagnostics or poor access to fair diagnostics.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jiasociety.org/content/13/1/40en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the International AIDS Societyen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Tests, Routineen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosisen
dc.titleNew Diagnostics for Tuberculosis: Fulfilling Patient Needs Firsten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Switzerland;en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the International AIDS Societyen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T08:40:18Z
html.description.abstractAn effective tuberculosis (TB) control programme requires early diagnosis and immediate initiation of treatment. Any delays in diagnosing TB not only impair a patient's prognosis, but also increase the risks of transmitting the disease within the community. Unfortunately, the most recent TB diagnostic tools still depend on high-infrastructure laboratories, making them poorly adapted for use in resource-limited settings. Additionally, existing tests show poor performance in diagnosing TB in children, people living with HIV/AIDS, and extrapulmonary forms of the disease. As a consequence, TB patients are still to date left with either fair access to poor diagnostics or poor access to fair diagnostics.


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