Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1968;11(4):181-184.
Published online April 30, 1968.
Detection of A.F.B. through Gastric Analysis from T.B. Children
D.S. Na
Department of Pediatrics, Chunnam University, Medical School
小兒肺結核症 患者의 胃液內結核菌 檢出率
羅 大 誠
全南大學校 醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
On gastric lavage, detection of M. tuberculosis by cultures and smear methods was attempted on 634 pulmonary tuberculous children who had been diagnosed. The following results were obtained. The total yield of positive bacteriologic demonstration was 18.3 percent, detection by culture were 18 percent and 2.9 porcent by smear methodi. The presence of M. tuberculosis was demonstrated either by culture or by smear methods were 2.7 percent. As a conclusion, the detection of AFB from gastric juice showed high value by culture methods.

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