Use of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis comorbidity and multidrug-resistant TB in obstetrics and gynaecology inpatient wards at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Matthew Bates, Yusuf Ahmed, Lophina Chilukutu, John Tembo, Busiku Cheelo, Sylvester Sinyangwe, Nathan Kapata, Markus Maeurer, Justin O'Grady, Peter Mwaba, Alimuddin Zumla

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In high-tuberculosis (TB)-endemic countries, comorbidity of pulmonary TB in hospitalised patients with non-communicable diseases is well documented. In this study, we evaluated the use of the Xpert(®) MTB/RIF assay for the detection of concomitant pulmonary TB in patients admitted to the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, with a primary obstetric or gynaecological condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-40
Number of pages7
JournalTropical Medicine & International Health
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • Adult
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female
  • HIV Infections
  • Humans
  • Inpatients
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sputum
  • Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
  • Young Adult
  • Zambia

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