n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Diagnosing tuberculosis in adults : opportunities and challenges : main topic

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Sputum smear for AFB remains the cornerstone of TB diagnostics in South Africa. Culture techniques are slow and can be expensive. <br>The HIV epidemic has substantially increased the number of patients with sputum smear-negative TB. Implementing clinical case definitions may allow these patients to be more readily identified and treated.

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