Acid-fast bacilli culture positivity and drug resistance in abdominal tuberculosis in Mumbai, India.

@article{Samant2014AcidfastBC,
  title={Acid-fast bacilli culture positivity and drug resistance in abdominal tuberculosis in Mumbai, India.},
  author={Hrishikesh Samant and Devendra Desai and Philip Abraham and Anand V. Joshi and Tarun Gupta and Camilla Rodrigues and Siji Susan George},
  journal={Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={414-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Culture positivity for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTB) in abdominal tuberculosis (TB) using Lowenstein Jensen medium and Bactec system varies from 25 % to 36 %. Data on the prevalence of drug resistance in primary abdominal TB is scant. Our aim was to study the acid-fast bacilli (AFB) culture positivity rate in primary abdominal TB using Bactec Mycobacterial Growth Indicator Tubes (MGIT) system and the prevalence of drug resistance in these patients. METHOD Records… CONTINUE READING