Predictive value of molecular drug resistance testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

@article{Ferro2013PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of molecular drug resistance testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.},
  author={Beatriz Eugenia Ferro and Pamela K Garc{\'i}a and Luisa Mar{\'i}a Nieto and D van Soolingen},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={2220-4}
}
Previous evaluations of the molecular GenoType tests have promoted their use to detect resistance to first- and second-line antituberculosis drugs in different geographical regions. However, there are known geographic variations in the mutations associated with drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and especially in South America, there is a paucity of information regarding the frequencies and types of mutations associated with resistance to first- and second-line antituberculosis… CONTINUE READING