Culture confirmation of tuberculosis cases in Birmingham, UK

Kalbir S Hayer, Alice J Sitch, Martin Dedicoat, Annette L Wood

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The proportion of culture-confirmed tuberculosis (TB) cases in Birmingham had gradually decreased to less than 65% in 2008. Reasons for this were unclear, therefore this study assessed diagnostic methods used for confirming TB and reviewed factors involved in positive culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-51
Number of pages6
JournalScandinavian journal of infectious diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tuberculosis
  • Young Adult


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