Exogenous reinfection as a cause of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in rural South Africa.

@article{Andrews2008ExogenousRA,
  title={Exogenous reinfection as a cause of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in rural South Africa.},
  author={Jason Randolph Andrews and Neel R Gandhi and Prashini Moodley and Neha Shah and Louise Bohlken and Anthony P. Moll and Manormoney Pillay and Gerald H. Friedland and Adriaan Willem Sturm},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={198 11},
  pages={1582-9}
}
BACKGROUND Multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) are now major threats in areas of South Africa with a high prevalence of TB and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The role of exogenous reinfection as a cause of MDR and XDR TB in these settings has not been determined. METHODS We reviewed data from patients with culture-positive TB who later developed MDR or XDR TB in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa during 2005-2006. We performed… CONTINUE READING

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