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Early Detection of Central Nervous System Tuberculosis with the Gen-Probe Nucleic Acid Amplification Assay: Utility in an Inner City Hospital

Cristina A. Baker, Charles P. Cartwright, David N. Williams, Susan M. Nelson and Phillip K. Peterson

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 3, pages 339-342
Published in print August 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/341494
Early Detection of Central Nervous System Tuberculosis with the Gen-Probe Nucleic Acid Amplification Assay: Utility in an Inner City Hospital

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Central nervous system tuberculosis is a serious clinical problem, the treatment of which is sometimes hampered by delayed diagnosis. We investigated the utility of the Gen-Probe nucleic acid amplification assay for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis and as a noninvasive method of identifying intracranial tuberculoma.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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