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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 May-Jun;6(3):302-5.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype emerging in Vietnam.

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National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Abstract

To assess whether the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype is emerging in Vietnam, we analyzed 563 isolates from new cases by spoligotyping and examined the association between the genotype and age, resistance, and BCG vaccination status. Three hundred one (54%) patients were infected with Beijing genotype strains. The genotype was associated with younger age (and hence with active transmission) and with isoniazid and streptomycin resistance, but not with BCG vaccination.

PMID:
10827122
PMCID:
PMC2640863
DOI:
10.3201/eid0603.000312
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