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Case-finding strategies for tuberculosis diagnosis rely on symptom screening, which is associated with poor sensitivity, resultant delays in diagnosis, increased patient morbidity, and ongoing transmission. There is need for a more sensitive, non-sputum-based triage test to exclude tuberculosis at the primary care level, and for mass screening in high-burden settings.

More information Original publication

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30045-X

Type

Alumni publications

Publisher

The Lancet

Publication Date

01/04/2020

Volume

8

Pages

330 - 331

Keywords

tuberculosis, diagnosis