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Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
Volume 2012, Article ID 128057, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Comparison of Overnight Pooled and Standard Sputum Collection Method for Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Northern Tanzania

1Kibong’oto National Tuberculosis Referral Hospital, P.O. Box 12, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
2Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Kilimanjaro Moshi, Tanzania
3Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlotteville, VA 22908, USA

Received 28 September 2011; Accepted 3 January 2012

Academic Editor: Catharina Boehme

Copyright © 2012 Stellah G. Mpagama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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