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October-December 2020| Vol 69| Issue 4

Original Article

Tuberculosis among medical personnel: which is the largest group? A summary from 102 cases in Thailand

Background Tuberculosis is an important infection that is still endemic in several countries. The medical personnel is considered an important risk group for contact with tuberculosis. The tu...


Original Article

Serum tumor necrosis factor-α in pediatric tuberculosis with special reference to tuberculous meningitis: a clinicoradiological and microbiological study

Objectives Childhood tuberculosis (TB) accounts for 10–20% of all TB cases, with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) being the leading cause of severe morbidity and mortality. Pathophysiology ...


Original Article

Comparison of Ziehl–Neelsen light microscopy and fluorescent (light-emitting diode) microscopy with solid culture for the diagnosis of tuberculosis with special reference to extrapulmonary cases

Introduction Owing to the HIV pandemic, partially fuelled by breakdown of infrastructure and poverty, the increase in tuberculosis (TB) cases has reached unmanageable levels in the developing...


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Assessment of the role of fractional exhaled nitric oxide in the diagnosis of asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap

Introduction Bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are airway diseases with different etiology and a different presentation. Sometimes, asthma and COPD are present...


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Evaluation of PEARL score in assessingprognosis among patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Context Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is a very common disease, and 20% of the patients with COPD keep getting admitted with exacerbation and 33% patien...


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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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