Study to Evaluate the Diagnostic Yield of Induced Sputum and Bronchial Washing by Zeihl Neelson technique and CB-NAAT in Clinico-Radiologically Suspected Sputum Smear Negative or unable to expectorate Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1563-1570
AbstractBackground: Large number of pulmonary tuberculosis Patients (PTB) irrespective of their anti-tubercular treatment profile, presenting with symptoms of active pulmonary tuberculosis but their sputum smear for AFB by Zeihl Neelson technique is negative or who are unable to expectorate sputum in spite of best coughing technique. Such type of patients may require alternative methods to early diagnose and appropriate line of treatment to check further transmission of tuberculosis in the community.
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