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

Almeida, Deepak; Rodrigues, Camilla; Lalwani, Ajit; Mehta, Ajita; Gothi, G.D.; Mehta, Pravin
June 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/15/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 12, pe152
Academic Journal
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%).


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