Newer diagnostic techniques in tuberculosis- a review

Abhishek N and Gopinath P

Aim: To review about the newer diagnostic techniques of the tuberculosis
Objective: to provide information about various diagnostic techniques of tuberculosis disease
Background: Early confirmation of the diagnosis of tuberculosis is a challenging problem specially in case of paucibacillary and extra-pulmonary forms.Diagnosis of tuberculosis is mainly based on clinical features, histopathology, demonstration of acid fast bacilli (AFB) and isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the clinical specimens. These techniques have limitations of speed, sensitivity and specificity. During the last two decades several rapid techniques for detection of early growth have been described which can help in obtaining the culture and sensitivity reports relatively
Reason: to provide information about the various newer diagnostic techniques about tuberculosis

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