Molecular analysis of drug resistant TB

Meizer, M.; Brown, T. J.; French, G. L.; Dickens, A.; McHugh, T. D.; Bagg, L. R.; Storring, R. A.; Lacey, S.
June 2002
Thorax;Jun2002, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p562
Academic Journal
Since the mid 1980s the number of notified cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Great Britain has continued to rise with the largest increases noted in London and inner city areas. King George Hospital in Goodmayes, Essex provides clinical services to a population of approximately 230 000; 17% are non-white subjects including immigrants from countries with high rates of M. tuberculosis infection and drug resistance. From September 1996 to July 1997, 47 adult cases of culture proven TB were identified including seven with drug resistant isolates. None was identified by contact tracing.


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