Cochrane Reviews on tuberculosis by the READ-It team
Why is improving the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis important?
How accurate are tests (Xpert Ultra and Xpert MTB/RIF) for diagnosing tuberculosis outside the lungs (extrapulmonary tuberculosis) and rifampicin resistance?
The aim of this review is to determine the accuracy of tests in symptomatic children for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous meningitis, lymph node tuberculosis, and rifampicin resistance.
Tuberculosis causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide.