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Incidence of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Urban and Rural India and Implications for Prevention

Deepak Almeida, Camilla Rodrigues, Zarir F. Udwadia, Ajit Lalvani, G. D. Gothi, Pravin Mehta and Ajita Mehta

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 12, pages e152-e154
Published in print June 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/374931
Incidence of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Urban and Rural India and Implications for Prevention

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We compared the incidence of multidrug resistance in 150 consecutive Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates obtained from a rural center (in Sakawar, India) and an urban tertiary care center (in Mumbai, India). The study highlights an alarmingly high percentage of multidrug-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates in Mumbai (51%) as compared with that at the rural center (2%).

Journal Article.  1677 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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