Rapid Diagnosis of Mediastinal Tuberculosis With Polymerase Chain Reaction Evaluation of Aspirated Material Taken by Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration


Senturk A., Arguder E. , Hezer H., Babaoglu E., Kilic H., Karalezli A., ...More

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, vol.62, no.6, pp.885-889, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.jim.0000446837.75352.3b
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.885-889

Abstract

Background: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a diagnostic method for tuberculosis (TB). This study was conducted to determine the efficiency of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for detecting TB lymphadenitis in samples obtained by EBUS-TBNA.