In vitro effect of fluoroquinolones against Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Agra & Kanpur region of north India.

@article{Singh2009InVE,
  title={In vitro effect of fluoroquinolones against Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Agra & Kanpur region of north India.},
  author={Mradula Singh and Devendra Singh Chauhan and Pushpa L. Gupta and Ram Sukh Das and Rajiv Kumar Srivastava and Prashant Upadhyay and Pushpendra Singh and Kumkum Srivastava and Jaya Faujdar and G P S Jaudaun and Virendra Singh Yadav and V. D. Sharma and Krishnamurthy Venkatesan and Sonal Sachan and Pushpalata Sachan and Kiran Katoch and Vishwa Mohan Katoch},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={129 5},
  pages={
          542-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are important drugs used for treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis and are also now being considered as first line drugs to shorten the duration of treatment of tuberculosis (TB). In order to find out useful FQs for treatment of tuberculosis, the comparative efficacy of five FQs, namely, ofloxacin (OFL), ciprofloxacin (CIP), sparfloxacin (SPX), gatifloxacin (GAT) and levofloxacin (LEVX) was studied against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB… CONTINUE READING

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