Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in patients with HIV and tuberculosis in South India.

@article{Swaminathan2005AntituberculosisDR,
  title={Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in patients with HIV and tuberculosis in South India.},
  author={S. S. Swaminathan and Chinnampedu N. Paramasivan and Chinnaiyan Ponnuraja and Sheikh Iliayas and Sikhamani Rajasekaran and P. R. Narayanan},
  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 8},
  pages={896-900}
}
SETTING Tuberculosis Research Centre clinics at Chennai and Madurai, Tamil Nadu, South India. OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence and pattern of drug resistance among patients with HIV and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). DESIGN Prospective cohort study of HIV-positive patients with PTB between January 2001 and May 2003. Sputum mycobacterial culture and drug susceptibility testing were performed. RESULTS A total of 204 patients with positive sputum cultures for Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING