Validation in Uganda of the new WHO diagnostic algorithm for smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV prevalent settings

John Walley, Setor Kunutsor, Morgan Evans, Janine Thoulass, Elly Katabira, Simon Muchuro, Ahmed Matovu

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Abstract

We compared the effectiveness of the new WHO 2007 diagnostic algorithm for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) for HIV prevalent settings (WHO07) to the WHO 2003 guidelines used by the Ugandan National Tuberculosis Program (UgWHO03) and most other countries for the diagnosis of smear-negative PTB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e93-100
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes : JAIDS.
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Algorithms
  • Cohort Studies
  • HIV Infections
  • Humans
  • Prevalence
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Rural Population
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sputum
  • Time Factors
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
  • Uganda
  • Urban Population
  • World Health Organization

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