Vívian de F Sumnienski Rodrigues

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Sixty-nine blood samples from 47 patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus were analyzed by using PCR to detect Mycobacterium avium. The sensitivity can be up to 95.7%, depending on the detection method used and the number of blood samples analyzed from each patient. The procedure can be helpful in the diagnosis of mycobacterial disease.
Progress to understanding the basis of resistance to antituberculous drugs has allowed molecular tests for detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis to be developed. Drug-resistant tuberculosis poses a threat to tuberculosis control programs. It is necessary thus to know drug susceptibilities of individual patient's strain to provide the appropriate drug(More)
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