Rates of Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance in Kampala-Uganda Are Low and Not Associated with HIV Infection

@inproceedings{Lukoye2011RatesOA,
  title={Rates of Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance in Kampala-Uganda Are Low and Not Associated with HIV Infection},
  author={Deus Lukoye and Frank G. J. Cobelens and Nicholas Ezati and Samuel Kirimunda and Francis E. Adatu and Joseph Konde Lule and Fred Nuwaha and Moses Joloba},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Drug resistance among tuberculosis patients in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing, possibly due to association with HIV infection. We studied drug resistance and HIV infection in a representative sample of 533 smear-positive tuberculosis patients diagnosed in Kampala, Uganda. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Among 473 new patients, multidrug resistance was found in 5 (1.1%, 95% CI 0.3-2.5) and resistance to any drug in 57 (12.1%, 9.3-15.3). Among 60 previously treated patients this was 7… CONTINUE READING
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