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Use of the Xpert(®) MTB/RIF assay for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis comorbidity and multidrug-resistant TB in obstetrics and gynaecology inpatient wards at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.

Bates, M; Ahmed, Y; Chilukutu, L; Tembo, J; Cheelo, B; Sinyangwe, S; Kapata, N; ... Zumla, A; + view all (2013) Use of the Xpert(®) MTB/RIF assay for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis comorbidity and multidrug-resistant TB in obstetrics and gynaecology inpatient wards at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. Tropical Medicine & International Health , 18 (9) 1134- 1140. 10.1111/tmi.12145. Green open access

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Abstract

In high-tuberculosis (TB)-endemic countries, comorbidity of pulmonary TB in hospitalised patients with non-communicable diseases is well documented. In this study, we evaluated the use of the Xpert(®) MTB/RIF assay for the detection of concomitant pulmonary TB in patients admitted to the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, with a primary obstetric or gynaecological condition.

Type: Article
Title: Use of the Xpert(®) MTB/RIF assay for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis comorbidity and multidrug-resistant TB in obstetrics and gynaecology inpatient wards at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12145
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12145
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 The Authors. Tropical Medicine and International Health published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: MDR-TB, Xpert® MTB/RIF assay, gynaecology, maternal, multidrug-resistant TB, obstetric, sensitivity, specificity, sub-Saharan Africa, tuberculosis, women
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Infection and Immunity
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1399352
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