Drug-resistant tuberculosis in Taipei, 1996-1999.

  title={Drug-resistant tuberculosis in Taipei, 1996-1999.},
  author={P D Wang and Ruey Shiung Lin},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={29 1},
OBJECTIVES To determine the trends, patterns, and risk factors associated with drug-resistant tuberculosis, we conducted a hospital-based retrospective study in Taipei. METHODS Clinical and bacteriologic data were routinely collected from 453 patients with a diagnosis of tuberculosis who were treated at Taipei Municipal Chronic Disease Hospital from January 1996 through December 1999 for whom drug-susceptibility testing was done. RESULTS Resistance to at least one drug was identified in 154… CONTINUE READING
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