Clonal Population of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains Reside within Multiple Lung Cavities

  title={Clonal Population of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains Reside within Multiple Lung Cavities},
  author={Viral Vadwai and Gustad Daver and Zarir E Udwadia and Meeta Sadani and Anjali P Shetty and Camilla Rodrigues},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Unsuccessful treatment outcomes among patients with multi-/extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) have hampered efforts involved in eradicating this disease. In order to better understand the etiology of this disease, we aimed to determine whether single or multiple strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) are localized within lung cavities of patients suffering from chronic progressive TB. METHODOLOGY/FINDINGS Multiple cavity isolates from lung of 5 patients who had… CONTINUE READING
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