E-test for susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

  title={E-test for susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.},
  author={Johann Hausdorfer and E Sompek and Franz Allerberger and Manfred Paul Dierich and Sabine Ruesch-Gerdes},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={2 9},
SETTING Initial isolates should be tested for drug susceptibility to confirm the anticipated effectiveness of chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate E-test strips for susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. DESIGN A proportion method using Lowenstein-Jensen medium and the Bactec radiometric system were compared with the E-test (isoniazid [INH], rifampicin [RMP], ethambutol [EMB] and streptomycin [SM]). RESULTS For 73 of the 81 M. tuberculosis isolates (90.1%) the proportion and… CONTINUE READING

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