Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Dheda, Keertan en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Peter, Jonathan G en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-29T09:09:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-29T09:09:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Peter, J. 2013. Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3453
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract In South Africa, an HIV-endemic setting, the burden of smear-negative (SN) and sputum-scarce (SS) TB is a major public health catastrophe. Diagnostic delay or failure is a key bottleneck. We hypothesised that i) assisted sputum smpling using sputum induction (SI), and ii) the use of the newer diagnostic tools (Xpert MTB/RIF and urine LAM strip), could improve diagnosis of SN or SSTB and impact clinical care. We investigated the accuracy and impact of these approaches at different levels in the health-system. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Medicine en_ZA
dc.title Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Peter, J. G. (2013). <i>Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Medicine. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3453 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Peter, Jonathan G. <i>"Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Medicine, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3453 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Peter JG. Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Medicine, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3453 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Peter, Jonathan G AB - In South Africa, an HIV-endemic setting, the burden of smear-negative (SN) and sputum-scarce (SS) TB is a major public health catastrophe. Diagnostic delay or failure is a key bottleneck. We hypothesised that i) assisted sputum smpling using sputum induction (SI), and ii) the use of the newer diagnostic tools (Xpert MTB/RIF and urine LAM strip), could improve diagnosis of SN or SSTB and impact clinical care. We investigated the accuracy and impact of these approaches at different levels in the health-system. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa TI - Approaches to the diagnosis of smear-negative and sputum-scarce TB in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3453 ER - en_ZA


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