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Comparison of Xpert MTB/RIF with Other Nucleic Acid Technologies for Diagnosing Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a High HIV Prevalence Setting: A Prospective Study

  • Lesley E. Scott mail,

    lesley.scott@nhls.ac.za

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Medicine and Hematology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Kerrigan McCarthy,

    Affiliation: Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Natasha Gous,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Medicine and Hematology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Matilda Nduna,

    Affiliation: National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Annelies Van Rie,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Ian Sanne,

    Affiliation: Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, and Right to Care, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Willem F. Venter,

    Affiliation: Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Adrian Duse,

    Affiliations: National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Wendy Stevens

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Medicine and Hematology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Published: July 26, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001061

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