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Research Article

The Prevalence and Drug Sensitivity of Tuberculosis among Patients Dying in Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A Postmortem Study

  • Ted Cohen mail,

    tcohen@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Megan Murray,

    Affiliations: Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kristina Wallengren,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Gonzalo G. Alvarez,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Elizabeth Y. Samuel,

    Affiliation: National Health Laboratory Service, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Mayville, South Africa

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  • Douglas Wilson

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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  • Published: June 22, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000296

About the Authors

Ted Cohen, Megan Murray
Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ted Cohen, Megan Murray, Kristina Wallengren
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Megan Murray
Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Gonzalo G. Alvarez
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Elizabeth Y. Samuel
National Health Laboratory Service, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Mayville, South Africa
Douglas Wilson
Department of Medicine, Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: tcohen@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

Megan Murray is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TC MM KW GGA EYS DW. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: TC MM KW GGA EYS DW. Designed the experiments/the study: TC MM KW GGA DW. Analyzed the data: TC. Collected data/did experiments for the study: KW GGA EYS DW. Wrote the first draft of the paper: TC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MM KW GGA EYS DW. Performed postmortem biopsies: DW.