Results of a national survey on drug resistance among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Rwanda.

@article{Umubyeyi2007ResultsOA,
  title={Results of a national survey on drug resistance among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Rwanda.},
  author={Alaine Nyaruhirira Umubyeyi and Greet Vandebriel and Michel Gasana and Paulin Basinga and J P Zawadi and John Gatabazi and Patrick Pauwels and Fulgence Nzabintwali and L Nyiramasarabwe and Krista Fissette and Leen Rigouts and Marc Jean Struelens and Françoise Portaels},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={189-94}
}
BACKGROUND One of the principal objectives of tuberculosis (TB) control is to minimise the emergence of drug resistance. The first national survey was conducted in Rwanda to determine the prevalence of M. tuberculosis drug resistance. METHODS Sputum samples were collected from all new and retreatment cases in the health districts from November 2004 to February 2005. Drug susceptibility testing of isolates against first-line drugs was performed by the proportion method. RESULTS Of 616… CONTINUE READING

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