Example sentences for: afb

How can you use “afb” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Between March 1993 and March 1995, 18 to 50 year old HIV-infected patients with initial episodes of sputum acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear-positive, culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis were enrolled at the National Tuberculosis Treatment Center, Kampala, Uganda in a prospective cohort study.

  • In the patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, the AFB smear of the sputum was positive in one case, and in another case the AFB smear was positive in his stool sample.

  • AFB and fungal stains of the gastrointestinal and bone marrow biopsies were negative as were cultures of the bone marrow 6 weeks later.

  • Interestingly, we found that blood AFB smears can be useful to rapidly confirm a clinical diagnosis of disseminated Mycobacterium avium infection.

  • The percent of positive AFB smears and cultures was greater in samples of sputum followed by the samples of stool (Table 5).


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