A population-based study of drug resistance and transmission of tuberculosis in an urban community.

@article{Telles2005APS,
  title={A population-based study of drug resistance and transmission of tuberculosis in an urban community.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Alice da Silva Telles and Lucilaine Ferrazoli and Eliseu Alves Waldman and Carmen Maria Saraiva Giampaglia and Maria Conceiç{\~a}o Martins and Suely Yoko Mizuka Ueki and {\'E}rica Chimara and Cleonardo Augusto Silva and Ver{\'o}nica P{\'e}rez de la Cruz and Chang Chung Sing Waldman and I Heyn and Ikuo Hirono and Lee W Riley},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={970-6}
}
SETTING A low-income neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, risk factors and transmission patterns of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). DESIGN Prospective longitudinal study of patients with pulmonary TB (PTB). METHODS Sputum culture-confirmed patients with PTB were recruited between March 2000 and May 2002. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify factors associated with MDR-TB. Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING

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