Serial measurement of M. tuberculosis in blood from critically-ill patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis.
Journal:EBioMedicine, Volume: 78
Despite being highly prevalent in hospitalised patients with severe HIV-associated tuberculosis (TB) and sepsis, little is known about the mycobacteriology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bloodstream infection (MTBBSI). We developed methods to serially measure bacillary load in blood and used these to characterise MTBBSI response to anti-TB therapy (ATT) and relationship with mortality.
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