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Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016

Improved Detection of Tuberculosis and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis among Tibetan Refugees, India

Kerry L. Dierberg, Kunchok Dorjee, Fulvio Salvo, Wendy A. Cronin, J’Belle Boddy, Daniela Cirillo, Tsetan Sadutshang, and Richard E. ChaissonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (K.L. Dierberg, J.’B. Boddy, R.E. Chaisson); Tibetan Delek Hospital, Dharamsala, India (K. Dorjee, T. Sadutshang); Central Tibetan Administration Department of Health, Dharamsala (K. Dorjee, T. Sadutshang); San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy (F. Salvo, D. Cirillo); Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore (W.A. Cronin)

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Table 2

Results of microscopy for AFB and Xpert MTB/RIF test for detection of tuberculosis in 96 Tibetan refugees, India*

Results No. (%) cases
Sputum AFB positive 31 (32.3)
Sputum AFB negative, Xpert MTB/RIF positive 34 (35.4)
Sputum AFB negative, Xpert MTB/RIF negative 16 (16.7)
Extrapulmonary TB (no sputum sample available) 15 (15.6)

*AFB, acid fast bacilli; MTB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis; RIF, rifampin; TB, tuberculosis.

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