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Fig. 1 | BMC Infectious Diseases

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From: Treatment decisions and mortality in HIV-positive presumptive smear-negative TB in the Xpert® MTB/RIF era: a cohort study

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Flow diagram of study patients. A pre-XP empirical diagnosis was defined as the recorded intention to start treatment for TB without access to XP (as determined by the clinician at the time of the XP request). TB, tuberculosis; XP, Xpert® MTB/RIF. *Invalid XP results in 2, 1 and 1 patients respectively. ^Patients treated empirically pre-XP. #Patients treated empirically post-XP. $1 patient died before being started on TB treatment

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