Abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults

To determine the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasound as a standalone test for detecting abdominal TB or disseminated TB with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults.

  • To determine the diagnostic accuracy of combinations of abdominal ultrasound and existing tests (chest radiograph, full blood count) for detecting abdominal TB or disseminated TB with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults.
  • To investigate potential sources of heterogeneity in test accuracy, including clinical setting, ultrasound training level, and type of reference standard.

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