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dc.contributor.authorBonnet, M
dc.contributor.authorGagnidze, L
dc.contributor.authorGithui, W
dc.contributor.authorGuérin, P J
dc.contributor.authorBonte, L
dc.contributor.authorVaraine, F
dc.contributor.authorRamsay, A
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T15:55:23Z
dc.date.available2011-04-07T15:55:23Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-18
dc.date.submitted2011-03-10
dc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE 2011;6(2):e17214en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.pmid21364757
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0017214
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/127748
dc.description.abstractSputum microscopy is the only tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic available at peripheral levels of care in resource limited countries. Its sensitivity is low, particularly in high HIV prevalence settings. Fluorescence microscopy (FM) can improve performance of microscopy and with the new light emitting diode (LED) technologies could be appropriate for peripheral settings. The study aimed to compare the performance of LED-FM versus Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) microscopy and to assess feasibility of LED-FM at a low level of care in a high HIV prevalence country.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017214en
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosisen
dc.subject.meshFluorescence Microscopyen
dc.subject.meshHIV/AIDSen
dc.subject.meshSputumen
dc.titlePerformance of LED-Based Fluorescence Microscopy to Diagnose Tuberculosis in a Peripheral Health Centre in Nairobi.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, France; Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya; Médecins Sans Frontières, France; UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Switzerlanden
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T08:40:54Z
html.description.abstractSputum microscopy is the only tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic available at peripheral levels of care in resource limited countries. Its sensitivity is low, particularly in high HIV prevalence settings. Fluorescence microscopy (FM) can improve performance of microscopy and with the new light emitting diode (LED) technologies could be appropriate for peripheral settings. The study aimed to compare the performance of LED-FM versus Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) microscopy and to assess feasibility of LED-FM at a low level of care in a high HIV prevalence country.


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