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dc.contributorAvijgan, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:34:11Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:34:11Z
dc.date.issued2005EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1105_6/11_5-6_2005_1029_1037.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117035
dc.description1029-1037EN
dc.description.abstractTo compare clinical [‎non-invasive]‎ diagnosis with bronchoscopic [‎invasive]‎diagnosis, a total of 50 patients with chronic pneumonia [‎sputum smear-negative for tuberculosis]‎ were examined. Age range was 12-82 years. Sensitivity of clinical diagnosis was 100% for tuberculosis and 81.8% for lung cancer; specificity was 67.5% for tuberculosis and 89.7% for lung cancer. Clinical diagnosis was correct in 43.4% of cases suspected of tuberculosis and 69.2% of cases suspected of lung cancer. It may be reliable only for elderly women smokers. Because tuberculosis is over-diagnosed in endemic areas, bronchoscopy is strongly recommended for all cases of chronic pneumoniaEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAdolescentEN
dc.subjectAdultEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectAgedEN
dc.subjectAged, 80 and overEN
dc.subjectBacteriological TechniquesEN
dc.subject.meshBronchoscopyEN
dc.titleSpecificity and sensitivity of clinical diagnosis for chronic pneumoniaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (‎5-6)‎, 1029-1037, 2005


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