Surveillance of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the state of Gujarat, India.

  title={Surveillance of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the state of Gujarat, India.},
  author={R. R. Ramachandran and Seetharamaiah Nalini and Vaishnavi Chandrasekar and Paresh Vamanrao Dave and Anish S. Sanghvi and Fraser Wares and Chinnampedu N. Paramasivan and P. R. Narayanan and Suvanand Sahu and Malik M Parmar and Sarabit Chadha and Puneet Kumar Dewan and Lakhbir Singh Chauhan},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={13 9},
BACKGROUND Limited information about the prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) has been reported from India, the country with the world's highest burden of TB. We conducted a representative state-wide survey in the state of Gujarat (2005 population: 56 million). METHODS Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from a representative sample of new and previously treated smear-positive pulmonary TB (PTB) cases were subjected to drug susceptibility testing (DST) against first-line drugs at a… CONTINUE READING
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