Simple direct drug susceptibility tests on sputum samples for early detection of resistance in tubercle bacilli.

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BACKGROUND Direct sensitivity test either by sputum concentrate (DS) or swab method (DSM) set up along with the primary culture would avoid the delay of four or more weeks required for the indirect test. A comparison of these two methods against the standard indirect sensitivity method under routine laboratory conditions is necessary to prove their merit… (More)

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@article{Mathew2007SimpleDD, title={Simple direct drug susceptibility tests on sputum samples for early detection of resistance in tubercle bacilli.}, author={S. Mathew and Sarathy Nalini and Fathima Rahman and Aszhgar Dastageer and V.. Sundaram and C. N. Paramasivan}, journal={The Indian journal of tuberculosis}, year={2007}, volume={54 4}, pages={184-9} }