Microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay for rapid diagnosis of lymph node tuberculosis and detection of drug resistance

Lymph Node TB Working Group, Peru

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Abstract

In this study, 132 patients with lymphadenopathy were investigated. Fifty-two (39.4%) were diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). The microscopic observation drug susceptibility (MODS) assay provided rapid (13 days), accurate diagnosis (sensitivity, 65.4%) and reliable drug susceptibility testing (DST). Despite its lower sensitivity than that of other methods, its faster results and simultaneous DST are advantageous in resource-poor settings, supporting the incorporation of MODS into diagnostic algorithms for extrapulmonary TB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-189
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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