[Population-based molecular epidemiologic study of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in rural area of eastern China].


OBJECTIVE To describe the drug resistance-related molecular characterization and clustering feature of rifampicin-resistant (RIFr) M.tuberculosis (M.tb) in rural area of eastern China. METHODS All patients diagnosed as RIFr M.tb in Deqing and Guanyun county during one year period from 2004 to 2005 were included in the study. By proportion method of drug… (More)