Relevance of Xpert MTB/RIF for detection of meningeal and pericardial tuberculosis in a context of high HIV infection prevalence in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Thimothé Ouassa, Marcelle N’guessan-Kacou, Richmond Djatchi & Zinzerdof Nanga Yessé
Côte d’Ivoire is considered as a high burden tuberculosis (TB) country. Indeed, cases of extrapulmonary TB (EPTB), are growing because of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, in Côte d’Ivoire where the prevalence of HIV infection is among the highest in West Africa. The current study aimed to assess the relevance of Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) for the diagnosis of EPTB in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The rate of positivity for each extrapulmonary specimen and the prevalence of rifampicin resistant...
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