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    • Smear positivity in paediatric and adult tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Kunkel, Amber; Abel zur Wiesch, Pia; Nathavitharana, Ruvandhi R.; Marx, Florian M.; Jenkins, Helen E.; Cohen, Ted (BioMed Central, 2016)
      Background: Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis continues to rely on sputum smear microscopy in many settings. We conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the percentage of children and adults with tuberculosis that are sputum smear ...