SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Currently, superficial tuberculous lymphadenitis is diagnosed by radiological and pathologic methods. Those methods lack specificity, Xpert MTB/RIF also enables the simultaneous detection of Mmycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin -resistance. The current study is was a prospective study aimed to assess the application of Gene-Xpert MTB/RIF in superficial lymph node TB diagnosis and to compare Gene-Xpert MIB/RIF with conventional diagnostic methods.