Increase in the diagnosis of mycobacteremia after the implementation of semi-automated blood culture at a Brazilian public health laboratory
CONCLUSIONS Semi-automated liquid blood culture showed a better performance in the diagnosis of mycobacteremia.
Publication date: September 2019Source: Urology Case Reports, Volume 26Author(s): W.M. Borges, G.R. Bechara, M.M.L. de Miranda, G.B. de Figueiredo, B.A. Venturini, C.R. LaghiAbstractTuberculosis (TB) is a secular disease caused by a bacillus, highly prevalent in Brazil. The genito-urinary tract involvement is rare, with the epididymis the most affected location. Treatment usually involves the combination of 3–4 drugs for TB for 6 months and surgery can be useful in complications.