Validation of pncA gene sequencing in combination with the mycobacterial growth indicator tube method to test susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to pyrazinamide.

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Pyrazinamide is important in the treatment of tuberculosis. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of pyrazinamide resistance is hampered by technical difficulties. We hypothesized that mutation analysis combined with the mycobacterial growth indicator tube (MGIT) phenotypic method would be a good predictor of pyrazinamide resistance. We prospectively analyzed 1,650… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.05435-11

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