Int J Clin Exp Med 2015 15;8(2):2077-85. Epub 2015 Feb 15.
Institute of Cell Biology, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, P. R. China.
A major challenge in pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) control is early and accurate diagnosis of sputum smear negative pulmonary TB (SSN-PTB). The patients with SSN-PTB have to wait for a longer period of time before receiving proper treatment than sputum smear positive pulmonary TB (SSP-PTB) patients due to delay in diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to discover potential serum protein biomarkers for SSN-PTB. Read More