International Journal of Immunology

Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015

  • The Yield of First Spot Double Slide Smears for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Basha Ayele Dersie

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015
    Pages: 52-56
    Received: 1 July 2015
    Accepted: 11 July 2015
    Published: 16 October 2015
    Abstract: Background: Direct sputum smear microscopy is the cornerstone for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in resource-poor countries. However, the requirement for repeated visits to submit specimens and receive results is associated with considerable diagnostic delay, work load, patients drop-out and high expenses for patients. Although the W... Show More