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Laboratory and clinico-demographic profile of patients investigated for tuberculosis in the National Referral Hospital of Bhutan

Tshokey, Tshokey; Wangdi, Phurpa; Tsheten, Tashi; Pheljay, Sharab; Dema, Phuentsho; Choden, Ugen; Wangdi, Kinley

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Tuberculosis (TB), caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is an important public health problem in Bhutan. Microscopy is the primary method of diagnosis of TB in developing countries including Bhutan. Performance of microscopy in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), has never been assessed. A retrospective review of laboratory records for three years (2014-2016) was performed to determine the laboratory profile of patients investigated for different types...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/259030
Source: Heliyon
DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05084
Access Rights: Open Access

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