Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Transmission and Resistance Amplification within Families
Published Date:Aug 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(8):1342-1345.
Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Within Families
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:Drug-resistant tuberculosis is caused by transmission of resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and by acquisition of resistance through inadequate treatment. We investigated the clinical and molecular features of the disease in 2 families after drug-resistant tuberculosis was identified in 2 children. The findings demonstrate the potential for resistance to be transmitted and amplified within families.
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