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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 9, September 2009

Editorial

Free Content Why hasn't human genetics told us more about tuberculosis? [Editorial]
pp. 1049-1050(2)
Author: Newport, Melanie J.

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Free Content Liquid culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis: proceed, but with caution [Unresolved issues]
pp. 1051-1053(3)
Authors: Anthony, R. M.; Cobelens, F. G. J.; Gebhard, A.; Klatser, P. R.; Lumb, R.; Rüsch-Gerdes, S.; van Soolingen, D.

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Review article

Regular Papers

Free Content Association of SLC11A1 with tuberculosis and interactions with NOS2A and TLR2 in African-Americans and Caucasians
pp. 1068-1076(9)
Authors: Velez, D. R.; Hulme, W. F.; Myers, J. L.; Stryjewski, M. E.; Abbate, E.; Estevan, R.; Patillo, S. G.; Gilbert, J. R.; Hamilton, C. D.; Scott, W. K.

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Free Content Disparities in tuberculosis between Asian/Pacific Islanders and non-Hispanic Whites, United States, 1993–2006
pp. 1077-1085(9)
Authors: Manangan, L.; Elmore, K.; Lewis, B.; Pratt, R.; Armstrong, L.; Davison, J.; Santibanez, S.; Heetderks, A.; Robison, V.; Lee, V.; Navin, T.

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Free Content The incidence of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteria in British Columbia, Canada
pp. 1086-1093(8)
Authors: Hernández-Garduño, E.; Rodrigues, M.; Elwood, R. K.

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Free Content Completeness of notification of adult tuberculosis in Iasi County, Romania: a capture-recapture analysis
pp. 1094-1099(6)
Authors: Cojocaru, C.; van Hest, N. A.; Mihaescu, T.; Davies, P. D.

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Free Content The decline of tuberculosis in Yemen: evaluation based on two nationwide tuberculin surveys
pp. 1100-1105(6)
Authors: Al-Absi, A.; Bassili, A.; Abdul Bary, H.; Barker, A.; Daniels, M.; Munim, A.; Seita, A.; Williams, B.; Dye, C.

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Free Content Rifampicin serum levels in childhood tuberculosis
pp. 1106-1111(6)
Authors: Thee, S.; Detjen, A.; Wahn, U.; Magdorf, K.

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Free Content Evaluation of FASTPlaqueTB™ to diagnose smear-negative tuberculosis in a peripheral clinic in Kenya
pp. 1112-1118(7)
Authors: Bonnet, M.; Gagnidze, L.; Varaine, F.; Ramsay, A.; Githui, W.; Guerin, P. J.

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Free Content Bulk acid-fast staining of sputum smears: time to end a taboo
pp. 1119-1123(5)
Authors: Kam, K. M.; Yip, C. W.; Tang, H. S.; Van Deun, A.

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Free Content The bleach method improves the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis in Laos
pp. 1124-1129(6)
Authors: Ongkhammy, S.; Amstutz, V.; Barennes, H.; Buisson, Y.

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Free Content Sensitivity and specificity of fluorescence microscopy for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis in a high HIV prevalence setting
pp. 1130-1136(7)
Authors: Cattamanchi, A.; Davis, J. L.; Worodria, W.; den Boon, S.; Yoo, S.; Matovu, J.; Kiidha, J.; Nankya, F.; Kyeyune, R.; Byanyima, P.; Andama, A.; Joloba, M.; Osmond, D. H.; Hopewell, P. C.; Huang, L.

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Free Content Access to tuberculosis diagnosis in Itaboraí City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: the patient's point of view
pp. 1137-1141(5)
Authors: Motta, M. C. S.; Villa, T. C. S.; Golub, J.; Kritski, A. L.; Ruffino-Netto, A.; Silva, D. F.; Harter, R. G.; Scatena, L. M.

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Free Content Proficiency of drug susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Taiwan
pp. 1142-1147(6)
Authors: Jou, R.; Chiang, C-Y.; Yu, C-Y.; Wu, M-H.

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Free Content Prevalence and risk factors for drug resistance among hospitalized tuberculosis patients in Georgia
pp. 1148-1153(6)
Authors: Vashakidze, L.; Salakaia, A.; Shubladze, N.; Cynamon, M.; Barbakadze, K.; Kikvidze, M.; Papitashvili, L.; Nonikashvili, M.; Solomonia, N.; Bejanishvili, N.; Khurtsilava, I.

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Free Content Surveillance of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the state of Gujarat, India
pp. 1154-1160(7)
Authors: Ramachandran, R.; Nalini, S.; Chandrasekar, V.; Dave, P. V.; Sanghvi, A. S.; Wares, F.; Paramasivan, C. N.; Narayanan, P. R.; Sahu, S.; Parmar, M.; Chadha, S.; Dewan, P.; Chauhan, L. S.

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Free Content Pharmacokinetics of prothionamide in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
pp. 1161-1166(6)
Authors: Lee, H. W.; Kim, D. W.; Park, J. H.; Kim, S-D.; Lim, M-S.; Phapale, P. B.; Kim, E-H.; Park, S. K.; Yoon, Y-R.

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Free Content Major haemoptysis in Hong Kong: aetiologies, angiographic findings and outcomes of bronchial artery embolisation
pp. 1167-1173(7)
Authors: Chan, V. L.; So, L. K. Y.; Lam, J. Y. M.; Lau, K-Y.; Chan, C-S.; Lin, A. W. N.; Chu, C-M.

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Free Content Translation of questions: the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) experience
pp. 1174-1182(9)
Authors: Ellwood, P.; Williams, H.; Aït-Khaled, N.; Björkstén, B.; Robertson, C.; ISAAC Phase III Study Group

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Short communication

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Letter paper

Free Content Invalid screening algorithm [Correspondence]
pp. 1186-1186(1)
Authors: Maro, Isaac; Mtei, Lillian; von Reyn, C. Fordham

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Free Content Screening for active tuberculosis among patients accessing antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa [Correspondence]
pp. 1186-1187(2)
Authors: Lawn, Stephen D.; Kranzer, Katharina; Edwards, David J.; Wood, Robin

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Free Content In reply [Correspondence: a reply to Invalid screening algorithm and Screening for active tuberculosis among patients accessing antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa]
pp. 1187-1188(2)
Authors: Were, Willy; Moore, David; Kaharuza, Frank; Ekwaru, Paul; Mwima, Gerald; Bunnell, Rebecca; Rutherford, George; Mermin, Jonathan

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Free Content Disseminated BCG disease and the full contraindication to BCG vaccination for children exposed to and/or infected by HIV [Correspondence]
pp. 1188-1189(2)
Authors: Fernandes, Regina Célia de Souza Campos; Medina-Acosta, Enrique

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Free Content In reply [Correspondence: a reply to Disseminated BCG disease and the full contraindication to BCG vaccination for children exposed to and/or infected by HIV]
pp. 1189-1190(2)
Authors: Hesseling, A. C.; Cotton, M. F.; Mak, T. K.; Fordham von Reyn, C.; Graham, S. M.; Gie, R. P.; Hussey, G. D.

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