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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Tuberculosis Infection
and you are
under 15
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

Detection of M. tuberculosis in clinical specimens of children has a low sensitivity because specimens are either difficult to collect or contain low levels of M. tuberculosis. Diagnostic criteria are non-specific and culture confirmation is challenging, as sputum samples are not often obtainable from small children and specimens typically have low yield. Although children are typically thought to have paucibacillary disease, they are at greater risk for dissemination of TB. This may allow for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from other bodily fluids than sputum or gastric aspirate, including blood and urine. Unfortunately, little is known about the overall yield from these various specimens. From pilot data collected among adults and children in Tugela Ferry, we know that it is feasible to collect and test various bodily fluid specimens for TB culture. This study aim to test the hypothesis that blood and urine cultures will detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis from children suspected of disseminated TB, and that a proportion of these non-sputum bodily fluids will detect both drug-susceptible and drug-resistant tuberculosis when sputum or gastric culture does not.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01434758. The sponsor of the trial is Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam and it is looking for 560 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Evaluating Diagnostics for Paediatric Tuberculosis by Blood Culture