Spoligotype patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from extra pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Puducherry, India.

@article{Kandhakumari2015SpoligotypePO,
  title={Spoligotype patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from extra pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Puducherry, India.},
  author={Gandhi Kandhakumari and S. Elizabeth Amudhini Stephen and Sonya Sivakumar and S Narayanan},
  journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={267-70}
}
PURPOSE Genotyping studies like spoligotyping are valuable tools in understanding the genetic diversity and epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Though there are reports of spoligotyping of M. tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary specimens from different parts of India, spoligotyping of extra pulmonary tuberculosis isolates are very few. Puducherry has not yet recorded spoligopatterns of M. tuberculosis from either pulmonary or extra pulmonary (EPTB) specimens. The aim of this study is… CONTINUE READING