Bacteriological diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis-sputum microscopy
Rao, K.P and Nagpaul, D.k (1970) Bacteriological diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis-sputum microscopy. Bull IUAT, 44 (2).
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Of all the methods available for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (clinical examination, tuberculin testing, radiology and bacteriology), the bacteriological method is most reliable. However, lack of bacteriological confirmation does not rule out tuberculosis. Demonstration of tubercle bacilli in sputum is the least subject to technical error. It is the method which identifies the epidemiologically important group of infectors.
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