Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing family: analysis of the epidemiological and clinical factors associated with an emerging lineage in the urban area of Milan.

@article{Zanini2014MycobacteriumTB,
  title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing family: analysis of the epidemiological and clinical factors associated with an emerging lineage in the urban area of Milan.},
  author={Fabio C. Zanini and Manuela Carugati and Consuelo Schiroli and Giuseppe Lapadula and Alessandra Lombardi and Luigi Ruffo Codecasa and Andrea Gori and Fabio Franzetti},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={
          14-9
        }
}
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype raises major concern because of global spreading, hyper-virulence and association with multi-drug resistance (MDR). The aims of the study were to evaluate role of Beijing family in the epidemiological setting of Milan and to identify predictors associated with the spreading of this lineage. Overall 3830TB cases were included. Beijing family accounted for 100 isolates (2.6%). Prevalence grew from 1.7% to 5.4% in the period 1996-2009. Foreign origin… CONTINUE READING
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