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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 106-108

Prevalence of initial drug resistance of mycobacterium tuberculosis in northern Kerala

Department of TB & Chest Diseases, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala., India

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C Ravidran
Department of TB & Chest Diseases, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala.
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.44401

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50 patients with sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis were evaluated for initial drug resistance to 4 first line anti-tuberculous drugs using Lowenstein Jenson method.17.7% of patients showed initial drug resistance out of which 2 were resistant to INH alone and 4 having multidrug resistant tuberculosis.

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