Molecular tools for Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotyping.

  title={Molecular tools for Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotyping.},
  author={Juan C Rozo-Anaya and Wellman Rib{\'o}n},
  journal={Revista de salud publica},
  volume={12 3},
OBJECTIVE The present work studied molecular typing methods used for Mycobacterium tuberculosis characterization in order to learn about their advantages, disadvantages and discrimination power as regards the implementation of tuberculosis surveillance and control programs. METHODS To analyze the discrimination power of each method we studied articles that included Hunter-Gaston discrimination index (HGDI) values or data allowing their calculation. RESULTS The highest discrimination power… CONTINUE READING