High diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes in South Africa and preponderance of mixed infections among ST53 isolates.

@article{Stavrum2009HighDO,
  title={High diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes in South Africa and preponderance of mixed infections among ST53 isolates.},
  author={Ruth Stavrum and Matsie Mphahlele and Kristi Ovre{\aa}s and Tshilidzi N. Muthivhi and P. Bernard Fourie and Karin Weyer and Harleen M. S. Grewal},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1848-56}
}
The reemergence of tuberculosis (TB) has become a major health problem worldwide, especially in Asia and Africa. Failure to combat this disease due to nonadherence or inappropriate drug regimens has selected for the emergence of multiple-drug-resistant (MDR) TB. The development of new molecular genotyping techniques has revealed the presence of mixed Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections, which may accelerate the emergence of drug-resistant strains. There are some studies describing the local… CONTINUE READING

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