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Factors Affecting Sputum Conversion in New Cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients New Cases with Diabetes Mellitus

Iceu Dimas Kulsum,1 Erlina Burhan,1 Rochismandoko2 1Departemen Pulmonologi dan Kedokteran Respirasi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Indonesia, RSUP Persahabatan, Jakarta 2Departemen Ilmu Penyakit Dalam, RSUP Persahabatan, Jakarta Abstract Background: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) continues to increase in developing countries where TB is endemic. Immunocompromised due to DM increases the risk of TB infection and delayed […]

Sensitivity and Specificity of Acid Fast Bacilli Smear from Induced Sputum and Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) in Diagnosis of Negative Acid Fast Bacilli Tuberculosis

Eva Sri Diana, Wiwien Heru Wiyono, Boedi Swidarmoko, Arifin Nawas Abstract Background : Some cases of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases that are being treated in our country are with negative acid fast bacilli (AFB sputum smear and culture). Acid fast bacilli (AFB) microscopy and conventional Lowenstein Jensen (LJ) culture from sputum remain the cornerstone for […]