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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.

Certain IJTLD articles are selected for translation into French, Spanish, Chinese or Russian. They are available on the Union website

Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 13, Number 4, April 2009

Editorial

Free Content The role of molecular epidemiology in low-income, high-burden countries [Editorial]
pp. 419-420(2)
Authors: van der Spuy, G. D.; Warren, R. M.; van Helden, P. D.

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Free Content Evidence of protective effect of BCG vaccination in persons at low risk of tuberculosis in Nordic countries
pp. 440-445(6)
Authors: Brantsæter, A. B.; Romanus, V.; Andersen, P. H.; Heldal, E.

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Free Content Analysis of discordance between the tuberculin skin test and the interferon-gamma release assay
pp. 446-453(8)
Authors: Machado, A. Jr; Emodi, K.; Takenami, I.; Finkmoore, B. C.; Barbosa, T.; Carvalho, J.; Cavalcanti, L.; Santos, G.; Tavares, M.; Mota, M.; Barreto, F.; Reis, M. G.; Arruda, S.; Riley, L. W.

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Free Content Inadequate ventilation for nosocomial tuberculosis prevention in public hospitals in Central Thailand
pp. 454-459(6)
Authors: Jiamjarasrangsi, W.; Bualert, S.; Chongthaleong, A.; Chaindamporn, A.; Udomsantisuk, N.; Euasamarnjit, W.

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Free Content Comparison of four culture systems for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Zambian National Reference Laboratory
pp. 460-465(6)
Authors: Muyoyeta, M.; Schaap, J. A.; De Haas, P.; Mwanza, W.; Muvwimi, M. W.; Godfrey-Faussett, P.; Ayles, H.

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Free Content Buoyant density of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: implications for sputum processing
pp. 466-471(6)
Authors: den Hertog, A. L.; Klatser, P. R.; Anthony, R. M.

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Free Content Combining polymerase chain reaction restriction enzyme analysis with phenotypic characters for mycobacteria identification in Taiwan
pp. 472-479(8)
Authors: Shen, G-H.; Hung, C-H.; Hu, S-T.; Wu, B-D.; Lin, C-F.; Chen, C-H.; Wu, K-M.; Chen, J-H.

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Free Content Polymorphisms in CCL5 promoter are associated with pulmonary tuberculosis in northern Spain
pp. 480-485(6)
Authors: Sánchez-Castañón, M.; Baquero, I. C.; Sánchez-Velasco, P.; Fariñas, M-C.; Ausín, F.; Leyva-Cobián, F.; Ocejo-Vinyals, J. G.

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Free Content Characterising transmission of a tuberculosis genotype in Scotland: a qualitative approach to social network enquiry
pp. 486-493(8)
Authors: Jackson, A. D.; Seagar, A-L.; Reid, M. E.; Doig, C.; Forbes, K. J.; Laurenson, I. F.; McMenamin, J.

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Free Content Drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from tuberculosis patients in Kerala, India
pp. 494-499(6)
Authors: Joseph, B. V.; Soman, S.; Radhakrishnan, I.; Madhavilatha, G. K.; Paul, L. K.; Mundayoor, S.; Kumar, R. A.

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Free Content Nationwide drug resistance survey of tuberculosis in the Philippines
pp. 500-507(8)
Author: Philippine Nationwide Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey Team

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Free Content Active case finding of undetected tuberculosis among chronic coughers in a slum setting in Kampala, Uganda
pp. 508-513(6)
Authors: Sekandi, J. N.; Neuhauser, D.; Smyth, K.; Whalen, C. C.

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Free Content Analysis of care-seeking pathways of tuberculosis patients in Guangxi, China, with and without decentralised tuberculosis services
pp. 514-520(7)
Authors: Wei, X-L.; Liang, X-Y.; Walley, J. D.; Liu, F-Y.; Dong, B-Q.

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Free Content Risk factors for new pulmonary tuberculosis patients failing treatment under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, India
pp. 521-526(6)
Authors: Singla, R.; Srinath, D.; Gupta, S.; Visalakshi, P.; Khalid, U. K.; Singla, N.; Gupta, U. A.; Bharty, S. K.; Behera, D.

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Free Content Long-term morbidity from severe pneumonia in early childhood in The Gambia, West Africa: a follow-up study
pp. 527-532(6)
Authors: Puchalski Ritchie, L. M.; Howie, S. R. C.; Arenovich, T.; Cheung, Y. B.; Weber, M.; Moore, S.; Adegbola, R. A.

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Free Content Feasibility test results of the Practical Approach to Lung Health in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
pp. 533-539(7)
Authors: Brimkulov, N.; Ottmani, S-E.; Pio, A.; Chubakov, T.; Sultanova, A.; Davletalieva, N.; Kalieva, A.; Rittman, J.; Erhola, M.; Cholurova, R.; Blanc, L.

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Short communication

Free Content Development process of the Practical Approach to Lung Health in Kyrgyzstan
pp. 540-544(5)
Authors: Erhola, M. L.; Brimkulov, N.; Chubakov, T.; Niemi, L.; Bergman, V.; Lahdensuo, A.; Pio, A.; Ottmani, S-E.

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