Epidemiology of antituberculosis drug resistance in Saudi Arabia: findings of the first national survey.

@article{AlHajoj2013EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of antituberculosis drug resistance in Saudi Arabia: findings of the first national survey.},
  author={Sahal Al-Hajoj and Bright Varghese and Mohamed M. Shoukri and R. S. Al-Omari and Mais Al-Herbwai and Fahad A. Alrabiah and Abdulrahman A. Alrajhi and Naila Abuljadayel and Sahar I Al-Thawadi and Alimuddin I. Zumla and Matteo Zignol and Mario.C. Raviglione and Ziad Memish},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={2161-6}
}
The real magnitude of antituberculosis (anti-TB) drug resistance in Saudi Arabia is still unknown because the available data are based on retrospective laboratory studies that were limited to hospitals or cities. A representative national survey was therefore conducted to investigate the levels and patterns of anti-TB drug resistance and explore risk… CONTINUE READING