Surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis in two districts of South India.

  title={Surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis in two districts of South India.},
  author={Chinnampedu N. Paramasivan and Priya Venkataraman and Vedachalam Chandrasekaran and Shripad Ramachandra Bhat and P. R. Narayanan},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={6 6},
SETTING Tuberculosis Research Centre, Chennai, India. OBJECTIVES To determine the levels of drug resistance in new and previously treated cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in the composite districts of North Arcot (Tamil Nadu State) and Raichur (Karnataka State) in South India. DESIGN Two specimens of sputum from 320 patients attending 23 participating centres in North Arcot district and 314 patients from 20 participating centres in Raichur district were tested for drug susceptibility to… CONTINUE READING

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