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The diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis in an HIV-endemic setting and the use of induced sputum
(International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2005)
Setting: A hospital in the capital city of Uganda. Objectives: To determine the proportion of positive induced sputum cultures among probable childhood tuberculosis (TB) cases, to describe the laboratory and radiological ...
The effect of AIDS defining conditions on immunological recovery among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy at Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2009-07-24)
Background: Many HIV-infected patients only access health care once they have developed advanced symptomatic disease resulting from AIDS Defining Conditions (ADCs). We carried out a study to establish the effect of ADCs ...
Tuberculosis in household contacts of infectious cases in Kampala, Uganda
Tuberculosis remains a serious threat to public health, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. To determine the host and environmental factors responsible for tuberculosis in African households, the authors performed a prospective ...
Burden of tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda
(World Health Organization (WHO), 2008)
Objective: To determine the prevalence and incidence of tuberculosis in one of Uganda’s poor peri-urban areas. Methods: Multi-stage sampling was used to select a sample of households whose members were evaluated for presence ...
The effect of bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination at birth on tuberculin skin test reactivity in Ugandan children
(International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 1999)
SETTING: In Uganda, bacille-Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccination coverage at birth is between 82 and 84%. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of neonatal BCG vaccination on tuberculin skin test positivity in Ugandan children ...
Evaluation of suspected tuberculous pleurisy: clinical and diagnostic findings in HIV-1-positive and HIV-negative adults in Uganda
(International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2001-04)
SETTING: National Tuberculosis Treatment Centre, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical and radiographic presentation, and diagnostic methods, in adults with tuberculous pleurisy who are negative ...