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Assessment of Two Years' Sputum Smear Results among Tuberculosis Suspected Patients in Gambella Regional Hospital, Western Ethiopia.

Int J Microbiol 2018 6;2018:1306075. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Gambella Regional Laboratory, Gambella, Ethiopia.

Background: Determining burden of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTb) may be associated with success of directly observed theraphy (DOT) services in high PTb areas, such as Gambella, Ethiopia.

Objective: To assess burden of sputum smear positive SSP-PTb reports in Gambella Regional Hospital, in two consecutive years: mid 2013 to 2015.

Methods: From March 2013 to February 2015, PTb suspected patients' sputum Acid Fast Bacilli test results were collected from laboratory registration book of Gambella Regional Hospital, western Ethiopia. Read More

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Comparative proteomic analysis of serum diagnosis patterns of sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis based on magnetic bead separation and mass spectrometry analysis.

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

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Mantoux skin test reactivity among household contacts of HIV-infected and HIV un-infected patients with sputum smear positive TB in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

East Afr J Public Health 2009 Aug;6(2):211-8

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Objective: To compare the prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) infection as demonstrated by a positive Mantoux skin test (MST) among household contacts of sputum smear positive (SSP) HIV infected and un-infected TB patients.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of household contacts of patients with TB (index cases) attending Muhimbili National Hospital, and TB clinics of Infectious Disease Control Centre and Municipal hospitals in Dar es Salaam. Index cases with SSP-TB and aged > or =18 years had their HIV serostatus determined by ELISA. Read More

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