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Evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF and MODS assay for the diagnosis of pediatric tuberculosis

  • Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu1,
  • Dang Thi Minh Ha1, 2,
  • Nguyen Duc Anh1,
  • Do Dang Anh Thu1,
  • Tran Ngoc Duong2,
  • Nguyen Dang Quang2,
  • Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan2,
  • Tran Van Quyet2,
  • Nguyen Thi Bich Tuyen2,
  • Vo Thi Ha2,
  • Do Chau Giang1, 2,
  • Nguyen Huy Dung2,
  • Marcel Wolbers1, 3,
  • Jeremy Farrar1, 3 and
  • Maxine Caws1, 3Email author
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:31

Received: 2 August 2012

Accepted: 21 January 2013

Published: 23 January 2013

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2 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Toshio Hattori
30 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrea Rachow
11 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Maxine Caws
Resubmission - Version 3
11 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrea Rachow
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
21 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
23 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-31

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Authors’ Affiliations

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital