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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the performance of three rapid low-cost methods for the detection of resistance to first-line drugs in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. METHODS One hundred M. tuberculosis(More)
OBJECTIVES The reference standard methods for drug susceptibility testing (DST) of M. tuberculosis are very slow to give results, and due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a simple procedure for cell lysis and DNA extraction for direct detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans in aquatic insects, gills and intestinal contents of fish,(More)