Characteristics of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in southern Brazil.

  title={Characteristics of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in southern Brazil.},
  author={Paulo Fernado Perizzolo and Elis Regina Dalla Costa and Andrezza Wolowski Ribeiro and Fernanda S{\'a} Spies and Marta Os{\'o}rio Ribeiro and Cl{\'a}udia Fontoura Dias and Gisela Unis and Pedro Eduardo Almeida Almeida Da Silva and Harrison Magdinier Gomes and Philip Noel Suffys and Maria L{\'u}cia Rosa Rossetti},
  volume={92 1},
A major threat to tuberculosis (TB) control programs is the emergence of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that cause TB that cannot be cured by standard anti-TB drug regimens. Because few data exist on MDR-TB in this region of the country, we performed an epidemiologic study that combined conventional and molecular analysis of MDR-TB cases from Rio Grande do Sul (RS) that were diagnosed in this period and included cases that were under treatment with second line drug schemes… CONTINUE READING

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