Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in Bangladesh: reflections from the first nationwide survey.

@article{Kamal2015AntituberculosisDR,
  title={Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in Bangladesh: reflections from the first nationwide survey.},
  author={S. M. Mostofa Kamal and Asheque Hossain and Sabera Sultana and Vikarunnessa Begum and Nadia Z Haque and Junaid Ahmed and Tabassum Rahman and Khurshid Alam Hyder and Shaila Hossain and Mohammad Masudur Rahman and Chowdhury Rafiqul Ahsan and K. J. M. Aung and Akramul Md Islam and Rabiul Hasan and Armand Van Deun},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={151-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance in Bangladesh. DESIGN Weighted cluster sampling among smear-positive cases, and standard culture and drug susceptibility testing on solid medium were used. RESULTS Of 1480 patients enrolled during 2011, 12 falsified multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients were excluded. Analysis included 1340 cases (90.5% of those enrolled) with valid results and known treatment antecedents. Of 1049 new cases, 12.3% (95%CI 9.3-16.1… CONTINUE READING
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