Drug resistance patterns in 111 cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis spine

  title={Drug resistance patterns in 111 cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis spine},
  author={Kapil Mohan and Saurabh Rawall and Uday M. Pawar and Meeta Sadani and Premik Nagad and Amita Nene and Abhay Madhusudan Nene},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
We report the largest study conducted till date of drug resistant tuberculosis in spine analyzing the drug susceptibility patterns in 111 cases of proven drug resistance. An observed cross-sectional study was conducted. Six-hundred and eighty-six patients with positive cultures underwent sensitivity testing to 13 commonly used anti-tubercular drugs using BACTEC MGIT-960 system. Females (60.3%) outnumbered males (39.6%). Only three patients (2.7%) were found HIV positive, and none of these had… CONTINUE READING


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