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The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

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Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 8, Number 7, July 2004

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Free Content Revisiting sputum smear microscopy [Editorial]
pp. 805-805(1)
Author: Trébucq, Arnaud

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Review article

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Free Content Scanty AFB smears: what's in a name?
pp. 816-823(8)
Authors: Van Deun, A.; Hamid Salim, A.; Cooreman, E.; Daru, P.; Das, A. P. K.; Aung, K. J. M.; Rieder, H. L.

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Free Content Smear examination of two specimens for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Tiruvallur District, south India
pp. 824-828(5)
Authors: Gopi, P. G.; Subramani, R.; Selvakumar, N.; Santha, T.; Eusuff, S. I.; Narayanan, P. R.

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Free Content Long-term outcome in patients registered with tuberculosis in Zomba, Malawi: mortality at 7 years according to initial HIV status and type of TB
pp. 829-836(8)
Authors: Kang'ombe, C. T.; Harries, A. D.; Ito, K.; Clark, T.; Nyirenda, T. E.; Aldis, W.; Nunn, P. P.; Semba, R. D.; Salaniponi, F. M. L.

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Free Content Isolation of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strains in patients from private and public health care facilities in Nairobi, Kenya
pp. 837-841(5)
Authors: Githui, W. A.; Meme, H. K.; Juma, E. S.; Kinyanjui, P.; Karimi, F.; Chakaya, J. M.; Kangangi, J.; Kutwa, A.

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Free Content The value of counting BCG scars for interpretation of tuberculin skin tests in a tuberculosis hyperendemic shantytown, Peru
pp. 842-847(6)
Authors: Saito, M.; Bautista, C. T.; Gilman, R. H.; Bowering, A.; Levy, M. Z.; Evans, C. A.

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Free Content Implementation of the DOTS strategy in prisons at provincial level, Thailand
pp. 848-854(7)
Authors: Nateniyom, S.; Jittimanee, S. X.; Ngamtrairai, N.; Jittimanee, S.; Boonpendetch, R.; Moongkhetklang, V.; Prapanwong, A.; Rimwittayakorn, W.; Pokaew, P.; Aemdoung, K.; Pongpanit, S.; Gallagher, M.

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Free Content Ongoing outbreak of tuberculosis in a low-incidence community: a molecular-epidemiological evaluation
pp. 855-861(7)
Authors: Diel, R.; Meywald-Walter, K.; Gottschalk, R.; Rüsch-Gerdes, S.; Niemann, S.

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Free Content Consecutive-dose pharmacokinetics of rifapentine in patients diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis
pp. 862-867(6)
Authors: Langdon, G.; Wilkins, J. J.; Smith, P. J.; McIlleron, H.

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Free Content Contact investigation for cases of pulmonary Mycobacterium bovis
pp. 868-872(5)
Authors: LoBue, P. A.; LeClair, J. J.; Moser, K. S.

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Free Content Can we improve the management of chronic obstructive respiratory disease? The example of asthma in adults
pp. 873-881(9)
Authors: Mahi-Taright, S.; Belhocine, M.; Aït-Khaled, N.

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Free Content Prevalence and characteristics of narghile smoking among university students in Syria
pp. 882-889(8)
Authors: Maziak, W.; Fouad, F. M.; Asfar, T.; Hammal, F.; Bachir, E. M.; Rastam, S.; Eissenberg, T.; Ward, K. D.

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Free Content Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the lung: experience with ten cases
pp. 890-895(6)
Authors: Ho, J. C.; Lam, W. K.; Wong, M. P.; Wong, M. K.; Ooi, G. C.; Ip, M. S.; Chan-Yeung, M.; Tsang, K. W.

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Free Content Unrecognised tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients: sputum culture is a useful tool
pp. 896-898(3)
Authors: Swaminathan, S.; Paramasivan, C. N.; Kumar, S. R.; Mohan, V.; Venkatesan, P.

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Free Content Rapid diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis by mycobacteriophage assay
pp. 899-902(4)
Authors: Butt, T.; Ahmad, R. N.; Kazmi, S. Y.; Mahmood, A.

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Free Content Mycobacterium bovis tuberculosis: from animal to man and back
pp. 903-904(2)
Authors: Fritsche, A.; Engel, R.; Buhl, D.; Zellweger, J-P.

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Free Content Successful treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis following drug-induced hepatic necrosis requiring liver transplant [Case Study]
pp. 905-909(5)
Authors: Marra, F.; Cox, V. C.; FitzGerald, J. M.; Moadebi, S.; Elwood, R. K.

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Miscellaneous

Free Content Research methods for promotion of lung health [Research Methods]
pp. 915-919(5)
Authors: Enarson, D. A.; Kennedy, S. M.; Miller, D. L.

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Letter paper

Free Content Correspondence
pp. 920-921(2)

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