Rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among tuberculosis-presumptive cases at University of Gondar Hospital, northwest Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Jaleta2017RifampicinresistantMT,
  title={Rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among tuberculosis-presumptive cases at University of Gondar Hospital, northwest Ethiopia},
  author={Kefyalew N Jaleta and Mucheye Gizachew and Baye Gelaw and Habtie Tesfa and Alem Getaneh and Belete Biadgo},
  booktitle={Infection and drug resistance},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Various studies have reported that the emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis poses a significant threat to tuberculosis-control programs worldwide. Rifampicin resistance is a surrogate marker of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, since it reveals the presence of greater than 90% isoniazid resistance. Evidence on rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is scarce in the literature. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of rifampicin-resistant M. tuberculosis among… CONTINUE READING
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