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TB should be diagnosed before using a fluoroquinolone

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:164
  1. Atul Agarwal (, professor
  1. Medicine Department, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, Hisar, India

    EDITOR—Initial symptoms of tuberculosis are likely to be ignored by patients. Factors related to healthcare providers, however, are much more likely to cause the delay in diagnosing tuberculosis. The findings of Rodger et al help in confirming the bias of healthcare providers that resulted in delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis in white people and women.1

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