Co-Infection of NTM in Patients With Smear Positive Pulmonary TB
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The aim of this study is to elucidate the prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) co-infection in patients with smear positive pulmonary TB. To detect the NTM co-infection, we will perform duplex PCR targeted for mycobacterial hsp 65 gene using sputa. In addition, the clinical significance of this co-infection will be evaluated.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
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Patients visited Seoul National University Hospital