Investigation of an outbreak of multidrug resistant tuberculosis among renal patients using rpo B gene sequencing and IS6110 inverse PCR.


A cluster of cases of tuberculosis among five patients receiving treatment for renal failure was investigated. Insertion sequence (IS6110) fingerprinting and antibiotic resistance profiling of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from four of the patients (A-D), who had been on the same ward, showed that three of these cases (A-C) were related, but that… (More)


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