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Identification of risk factors and diagnostic methodology in serositis by M. tuberculosis

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Summary of "Identification of risk factors and diagnostic methodology in serositis by M. tuberculosis"

Tuberculosis is a public health problem, extrapulmonary presentations have increased, it is difficult to diagnose because of the low bacillary load.

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Name: Revista medica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
ISSN: 2448-5667
Pages: 364-370

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