Drug Resistance Profiles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex and Factors Associated with Drug Resistance in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon

@inproceedings{Meriki2013DrugRP,
  title={Drug Resistance Profiles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex and Factors Associated with Drug Resistance in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon},
  author={Henry Dilonga Meriki and Kukwah Anthony Tufon and Pascal N J I Atanga and Irene N. Ane-Anyangwe and Damian Nota Anong and Fidelis Cho-Ngwa and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance continues to be a major obstacle to tuberculosis (TB) control programmes with HIV being a major risk factor in developing TB. We investigated anti-TB drug resistance profiles and the impact of socioeconomic as well as behavioural factors on the prevalence of TB and drug resistance in two regions of Cameroon with such data paucity. METHODS This was a hospital-based study in which 1706 participants, comprising 1133 females and 573 males consecutively… CONTINUE READING