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Classification of drug-resistant tuberculosis in an epidemic area
Background: Traditionally, patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis are classified as having acquired drug-resistant or primary drug-resistant disease on the basis of a history of previous tuberculosis treatment. Only ...
Transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Aim. To compare the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates of adult index cases with multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis to the isolates obtained from their child contacts. Patients and methods. A 4-year prospective study ...
Evolution of the IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism pattern during the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Interpretation of the molecular epidemiological data of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is dependent on the validity of the assumptions that have been made. It is assumed that the IS6110 banding pattern is sufficiently stable ...