stool microbiome reveals diverse bacterial ureases as confounders of oral urea breath testing for helicobacter pylori and mycobacterium tuberculosis in bamako, mali.detection of bacterial urease activity has been utilized successfully to diagnose helicobacter pylori (h. pylori). while mycobacterium tuberculosis (m. tuberculosis) also possesses an active urease, it is unknown whether detection of mycobacterial urease activity by oral urease breath test (ubt) can be exploited as a rapid point of care biomarker for tuberculosis (tb) in humans. we enrolled 34 individuals newly diagnosed with pulmonary tb and 46 healthy subjects in bamako, mali and performed ora ...201627532494
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