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Table 3 Sputum culture results among patients with a positive blood culture for M. tuberculosis (n = 41)

From: Blood cultures for the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients from rural South Africa: a cross-sectional study

   Blood culture drug-susceptibility test result
   DS TB MDR-TB XDR-TB DST incomplete
Sputum culture result DS TB 4    
  MDR-TB   4   
  XDR-TB    12  
  DST incompletea    1  
  No growth   1 1  
  Not collected 6 3 6 3
Additive yield of blood by DST category   6 (60%) 4 (50%) 8 (40%) 3 (100%)
  1. DS TB = drug-susceptible TB.
  2. MDR-TB: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
  3. XDR-TB: Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.
  4. DST: drug-susceptibility test. a M. tuberculosis identified, but DST not available.