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|Title: ||Quantitative bacillary response to treatment in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected and M. africanum infected adults with pulmonary tuberculosis|
|Authors: ||Joloba, Moses L.|
Johnson, J. L.
Assegghai, A. E.
Mugerwa, R. D.
Ellner, J. J.
Eisenach, K. D.
|Keywords: ||Mycobacterium tuberculosis|
Colony forming units
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2001 |
|Publisher: ||International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD)|
|Citation: ||International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2001, 5(6):579–582|
|Abstract: ||Data regarding possible differences in microbiological response to therapy of disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. africanum are limited. Presenting clinical characteristics and sputum bacillary load during standard short-course chemotherapy in patients with newly-diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis due to M. tuberculosis (n = 7) and M. africanum (n = 6) were compared. Changes in sputum bacillary load were measured using quantitative acid-fast bacilli smears, colony forming unit assay, and time until positive culture in the BACTEC® radiometric system. Presentation and response to short course chemotherapy were comparable between patients infected with M. tuberculosis and those infected with M. africanum.|
|Description: ||The original publication is available from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iuatld/ijtld|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Articles (Bio-Medical)|
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