Molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from adult patients with tubercular spondylitis.

@article{Weng2013MolecularTO,
  title={Molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from adult patients with tubercular spondylitis.},
  author={Ching-Yun Weng and Cheng-Mao Ho and Horng-Yunn Dou and M Ho and Hsiu-Shan Lin and H C Chang and Jing-yi Li and Tsai-Hsiu Lin and N. B. Tien and Jang-Jih Lu},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={19-23}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Tuberculosis (TB) is endemic in Taiwan and usually affects the lung, spinal TB accounting for 1-3% of all TB infections. The manifestations of spinal TB are different from those of pulmonary TB. The purpose of this study was to define the epidemiological molecular types of mycobacterial strains causing spinal TB. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of adult patients diagnosed with spinal TB from January 1998 to December 2007. Patients with positive… CONTINUE READING

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