Novel and Improved Technologies for Tuberculosis Diagnosis: Progress and Challenges

Madhukar Pai, Jessica Minion, Hojoon Sohn, Alice Zwerling, Mark D. Perkins

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Abstract

Despite a decade of success in improving cure rates for tuberculosis (TB), diagnosis and case detection remain a major obstacle to TB control. This article reviews the existing evidence base on TB diagnostics, describes the progress of new technologies, and ends with a review of cost-effectiveness and modeling studies on the potential effect of new diagnostics in TB control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-716
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diagnostics
  • New tools
  • Sensitivity and specificity
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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