The importance of recent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an area with high HIV prevalence: a long-term molecular epidemiological study in Northern Malawi.

@article{Glynn2005TheIO,
  title={The importance of recent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an area with high HIV prevalence: a long-term molecular epidemiological study in Northern Malawi.},
  author={Judith R. Glynn and Amelia Catharine Crampin and Malcolm D. Yates and Hamidou Traore and Frank B D Mwaungulu and Bagrey M.M. Ngwira and Richard Ndlovu and Francis D. Drobniewski and Paul E. M. Fine},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={192 3},
  pages={480-7}
}
BACKGROUND The proportion of cases of tuberculosis due to recent infection can be estimated in long-term population-based studies using molecular techniques. Here, we present what is, to our knowledge, the first such study in an area with high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence. METHODS All patients with tuberculosis in Karonga District, Malawi, were interviewed. Isolates were genotyped using restriction-fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) patterns. Strains were considered to be… CONTINUE READING

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