TITLE

Investigation of a Genotype Cluster of Tuberculosis Cases -- Detroit, Michigan, 2004-2007

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/13/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 9, p226
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an investigation of eight tuberculosis (TB) cases of a genotype cluster recorded during December 2004 to April 2007 in the U.S. The index patient was said to have subsequently developed multidrug-resistant (MDR) from a previously drug-susceptible TB. The seven remaining TB patients reportedly matched the index patient with their Myocobacterium tuberculosis genotypes. The index patient's relative was said to be MDR while another died from TB meningitis. The report emphasizes the need for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of TB.
ACCESSION #
37020287

 

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