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Diagnostics for pulmonary tuberculosis
  1. Patrick Cudahy,
  2. Sheela V Shenoi
  1. Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sheela V Shenoi, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, 135 College Street, Suite 323, New Haven, CT 06510, USA; sheela.shenoi{at}


Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of human suffering and mortality despite decades of effective treatment being available. Accurate and timely diagnosis remains an unmet goal. The HIV epidemic has also led to new challenges in the diagnosis of TB. Several new developments in TB diagnostics have the potential to positively influence the global campaign against TB. We aim to review the performance of both established as well as new diagnostics for pulmonary TB in adults, and discuss the ongoing challenges.


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