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Appropriateness of using two instead of a single sputum specimen for monitoring treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. Richard Urbanczik, Schömberg, Germany; Bhawana Shrestha and Bhagwan Maharjan, German Nepal Tuberculosis Project (GENETUP), Kalimati, Khatmandu, Nepal; Albert Neher, TB Department, Asklepios Fachkliniken MŸnchen, Gauting; and Knut Feldmann, Kuratorium Tuberkulose in der Welt, Laboratory, Gauting, Germany

A microplate indicator-based method for determining the susceptibility of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis to antimicrobial agents. Juan Carlos Palomino, Anandi Martin, and Françoise Portaels, Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

In reply. Nora Morcillo and Mónica Pontino, Reference Laboratory, Buenos Aires Tuberculosis Control Program, Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Beatriz Di Giulio, Petrona V. de Cordero Hospital, San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Cristina Chirico, Regional Tuberculosis Control Program, Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A new colorimetric culture system for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Tanil Kocagoz, Salubris, Inc., Istanbul, Turkey; and Richard O'Brien and Mark Perkins, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Geneva, Switzerland

In reply. Orhan Baylan, Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy and School of Medicine, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey

Document Type: Letter Paper

Publication date: December 1, 2004

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