Drug susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a rural area of Bangladesh and its relevance to the national treatment regimens.

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SETTING Greater Mymensingh District, a rural area of Bangladesh, at the start of the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP). OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of initial and acquired drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and to assess the appropriateness of the NTP's standard regimens. DESIGN Sampling of pre-treatment sputum from all newly… (More)

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