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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.accessioned2011-04-21T21:00:09Z
dc.date.available2011-04-21T21:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2011-02
dc.identifier.citationPerformance of LED-Based Fluorescence Microscopy to Diagnose Tuberculosis in a Peripheral Health Centre in Nairobi. 2011, 6 (2):e17214 PLoS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.pmid21364757
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0017214
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/128610
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.publisherPloS Oneen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plosone.org/home.actionen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.subjectTuberculosisen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectKenyaen
dc.titlePerformance of LED-Based Fluorescence Microscopy to Diagnose Tuberculosis in a Peripheral Health Centre in Nairobi.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, Paris, France.en
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T08:44:46Z
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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