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Misdiagnosis of non-tuberculous mycobacteria as tuberculous by the GeneXpert MTB/RIF Ultra: Fact or fiction?

Christoffel J. Opperman, Zethembe Ntshangase, Minkie Gumede, Sarishna Singh, Yonas Ghebrekristos, Rob Warren, Wynand Goosen
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases | Vol 39, No 1 | a576 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajid.v39i1.576 | © 2024 Christoffel J. Opperman, Zethembe Ntshangase, Minkie Gumede, Sarishna Singh, Yonas Ghebrekristos, Rob Warren, Wynand Goosen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 September 2023 | Published: 29 March 2024

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Christoffel J. Opperman, National Health Laboratory Service, Green Point TB-Laboratory, Cape Town, South Africa; and SAMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Science, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa; and Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Zethembe Ntshangase, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Minkie Gumede, National Health Laboratory Service, Green Point TB-Laboratory, Cape Town, South Africa
Sarishna Singh, National Health Laboratory Service, Green Point TB-Laboratory, Cape Town, South Africa; and SAMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Science, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Yonas Ghebrekristos, National Health Laboratory Service, Green Point TB-Laboratory, Cape Town, South Africa; and SAMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Science, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Rob Warren, SAMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Science, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Wynand Goosen, SAMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Science, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria; GeneXpert MTB/RIF Ultra; rpoB gene

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