Laboratory-based Surveillance of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, China
Published Date:Mar 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(3):495-497.
Aged, 80 And Over
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
People’s Republic Of China
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:To estimate the prevalence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in China, we retrospectively analyzed drug-resistance profiles of 989 clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. We found 319 (32.3%) isolates resistant to ≥1 first-line drugs; 107 (10.8%) isolates were multidrug resistant, of which 20 (18.7%) were XDR. XDR TB is of major concern in China.
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