Pattern of secondary acquired drug resistance to antituberculosis drug in Mumbai, India--1991-1995.

@article{Chowgule1998PatternOS,
  title={Pattern of secondary acquired drug resistance to antituberculosis drug in Mumbai, India--1991-1995.},
  author={R V Chowgule and Lina Deodhar},
  journal={The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={23-31}
}
A retrospective observational study was conducted to find out whether secondary acquired drug resistance to isoniazid and ethambutol is high and to rifamycin and pyrazinamide is low, as is commonly believed in India. There were 2033 patients, whose sputum samples (6099) were reviewed from a specimen registry of the microbiology laboratory for the years 1991 to 1995. Of these, 521 (25.6%) patients [335 males and 186 females; age ranged from 11 to 75 years] had sputum positive culture and… CONTINUE READING