Nosocomial spread of human immunodeficiency virus-related multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Buenos Aires.

@article{Ritacco1997NosocomialSO,
  title={Nosocomial spread of human immunodeficiency virus-related multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Buenos Aires.},
  author={Viviana Ritacco and Martha Di Lonardo and Ana Reniero and Martha Ambroggi and Lucia E Barrera and Alicia Dambrosi and Beatriz L{\'o}pez and N{\'e}lida Isola and Isabel N de Kantor},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1997},
  volume={176 3},
  pages={637-42}
}
A steep upsurge of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) was recently observed at a referral treatment center in Buenos Aires City. Between January 1994 and June 1995, TB isolates resistant to at least five drugs were recovered from 101 of 272 HIV-infected inpatients. Highly resistant isolates from 77 patients underwent restriction fragment length polymorphism study with IS6110. After cross-contamination was eliminated, a single TB strain was… CONTINUE READING