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Dear Edward Thanks a lot for providing this comprehensive synthesis, helps a lot. Marguerite read more
Dear Janine, you bring up a truly challenging problem and the photo makes it even clearer. There are no easy answers here, but we should be aware that patients with undiagnosed, untreated TB may be coughing throughout the day - sputum collection is just one, relatively brief aerosol generating procedure. ... read more
Yes scanty positive are also smear positive, that is why instruction must be given to patients regarding proper collection techniques with sputum coming from the lungs, also sputum specimen quality and amount must be check prior to smear preparation so that good specimen quality will be achieve( 25 or more ... read more
I am afraid that such rules of thumb - 8 hours exposure - are greatly misleading - and such things as a good breakfast are even more erroneous as offering immediate protection from TB as your question implies. Here is the process of M tuberculosis infection as I understand it: ... read more
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