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Diagnostic accuracy of quantitative PCR (Xpert MTB/RIF) for tuberculous pericarditis compared to adenosine deaminase and unstimulated interferon-γ in a high burden setting: a prospective study

Shaheen Pandie1, Jonathan G Peter23, Zita S Kerbelker1, Richard Meldau2, Grant Theron2, Ureshnie Govender2, Mpiko Ntsekhe1, Keertan Dheda24 and Bongani M Mayosi14*

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1 The Cardiac Clinic, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Drive, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa

2 Lung Infection and Immunity Unit, Division of Pulmonology and UCT Lung Institute, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

3 TB Vaccine Group, Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

4 Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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BMC Medicine 2014, 12:101  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-101

Published: 18 June 2014

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