Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in the north Hokkaido district of Japan.

@article{Fujikane2004MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in the north Hokkaido district of Japan.},
  author={Toshiaki Fujikane and Satoru Fujiuchi and Yasuhiro Yamazaki and Hiroyuki Matsumoto and Masaaki Takahashi and Yuka Fujita and Tomoko K. Shimizu and Kokichi Kikuchi},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={39-44}
}
SETTING The incidence of tuberculosis in Japan has fallen rapidly in the past 50 years, to 27.9 cases per 100,000 population in 2001. OBJECTIVE To assess the molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in the north Hokkaido district, Japan. DESIGN Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was consecutively performed on Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis from April 1999 to March 2002. RESULTS Of 229 patients, strains from 227 (99.1%) were… CONTINUE READING