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January-March 2020| Vol 69| Issue 1

Original Article

Role of bronchoalveolar lavage cartridge-based nuclear acid amplification test in the diagnosis of sputum smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis

Background Approximately 40–60% of clinical and radiological suspected cases of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) will have sputum smear result negative for acid-fast bacilli (AFB). Establis...


Original Article

Sputum, mononuclear cell lysate, and plasma levels of nitric oxide in Nigerian pulmonary tuberculosis patients before and during antituberculosis chemotherapy

Background Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes tuberculosis (TB) which in only few patients have advanced from latent TB to drug-sensitive tuberculosis (DSTB) or drug-resistant tuberculo...


Original Article

Prevalence and diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Assuit Chest Hospital

Background Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is more common than pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Assuit Chest Hospital. Objective To know the prevalence of EPTB in comparison to PTB ...


Original Article

Incidence possibility of pulmonary Mycobacterium abscessus infection in an endemic area: onion diagram with overlapping analysis

Background Mycobacterium abscessus is a new emerging mycobacterial infection with drug resistance problem. An endemic area of this infection is Thailand, a tropical country in Indochin...


Original Article

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of pulmonary tuberculosis infections among the outdoor patients in Tertiary Care Hospitals of Quetta city, Balochistan

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, responsible for killing millions of people throughout the world. This study was designed to evaluate the preva...


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The Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, a publication of The Official Journal of Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis AND Arab Thoracic Association, is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal.

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