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High Incidence of the Beijing Genotype among Multidrug-Resistant Isolates of <i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i> in a Tertiary Care Center in Mumbai, India

Deepak Almeida, Camilla Rodrigues, Tester F. Ashavaid, Ajit Lalvani, Zarir F. Udwadia and Ajita Mehta

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 6, pages 881-886
Published in print March 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/427940
High Incidence of the Beijing Genotype among Multidrug-Resistant Isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a Tertiary Care Center in Mumbai, India

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We report a high frequency (35%) of the Beijing genotype among multidrug-resistant isolates recovered in and around Mumbai, India. Further restriction fragment-length polymorphism typing showed that these strains were closely related. We also report a high frequency of the Delhi genotype (31% of isolates). Our data indicate considerable ongoing transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains of the Beijing genotype in Mumbai.

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

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