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|Title:||Short report: Prevalence of melioidosis in patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis and sputum smear negative for acid-fast bacilli in northeast Thailand|
Nicholas P.J. Day
Sharon J. Peacock
Udon Thani Center Hospital
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Cambridge
|Keywords:||Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine|
|Citation:||American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.89, No.5 (2013), 983-985|
|Abstract:||The clinical and radiological features of pulmonary melioidosis can mimic tuberculosis. We prospectively evaluated 118 patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis who were acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear negative at Udon Thani Hospital, northeast Thailand. Culture of residual sputum from AFB testing was positive for Burkholderia pseudomallei in three patients (2.5%; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.5-7.3%). We propose that in melioidosis-endemic areas, residual sputum from AFB testing should be routinely cultured for B. pseudomallei. Copyright © 2013 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2011-2015|
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