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Viability of mycobacteria in formalin-fixed tissues. Kenneth F. Gerston, Department of Pathology, National Centre for Occupational Health, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Lucille Blumberg and Haroon Gafoor, Mycobacteriology Laboratory, South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg, South Africa

Detection of anti-LAM antibodies for the diagnosis of active tuberculosis. J. Prignot, Namur-la-Plante, Belgium

In reply. R. Del Prete, Institute of Medical Microbioloby, University of Bari, Bari, Italy; V. Picca, Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases ‘D. Cotugnó, Bari, Italy; and A. Mosco, M. D'Alagni, and G. Miragliotta, Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Weight as a surrogate marker of treatment response in tuberculosis. S. H. Gillespie, The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, London, UK; and N. Kennedy, Dept. Infectious Diseases, Monklands & Belshill NHS Trust, Airdrie, Scotland

In reply. P. R. Donald, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa

Document Type: Letter Paper

Publication date: 1998-06-01

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