2018
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0298-2017
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The role of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay among adolescents suspected of pulmonary tuberculosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract: Among suspected cases, 16% were diagnosed by TRM-TB, of which 17% were drug-resistant by DST.

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“…Among the adolescents included in the present study, Xpert positivity was observed to be 35%, which is higher than 15.7% found in the study conducted in Rio de Janeiro City 16 , which included adolescents with ITB symptoms, in the year of the implementation of the laboratory method as routine procedure in TB bacteriological identification. Lower Xpert performance was expected since any person to be evaluated for ITB was included in the study, regardless of their epidemiological history, laboratory results, and chest radiograph imaging results.…”
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confidence: 70%
“…Among the adolescents included in the present study, Xpert positivity was observed to be 35%, which is higher than 15.7% found in the study conducted in Rio de Janeiro City 16 , which included adolescents with ITB symptoms, in the year of the implementation of the laboratory method as routine procedure in TB bacteriological identification. Lower Xpert performance was expected since any person to be evaluated for ITB was included in the study, regardless of their epidemiological history, laboratory results, and chest radiograph imaging results.…”
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confidence: 70%
“…It can process different materials, but its most excellent applicability is in the sputum of adults with suspected pulmonary TB (PTB) 2 . The positivity in adolescents (16%) was similar to adults in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3 . The Ministry of Health of Brazil recommends Xpert in the following specimens: sputum, induced sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, gastric lavage, cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes, and tissue macerates 2 .…”
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confidence: 55%
“…There is still a lack of information about Xpert performance under programmatic conditions in Brazil despite its regular use in many high-burden cities since 2014 [5]. Recent studies in Brazil showed that the use of the Xpert MTB/RIF increased detection of TB cases among paucibacillary patients [14], adolescents [15] and the HIV-positive population [16].…”
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confidence: 99%