Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Southwestern Colombia
Published Date:Jul 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(7):1259-1262.
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:Using spoligotyping, we identified 13 genotypes and 17 orphan types among 160 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The Beijing genotype represented 15.6% of the isolates and was correlated with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, female sex of the patients, and residence in Buenaventura and may represent a new public health threat.
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