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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Sep-Oct;7(5):855-61.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in prison inmates, Azerbaijan.

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University of Zurich, Switzerland. pfyffer@immv.unizh.ch

Abstract

In a tuberculosis (TB) program in the Central Penitentiary Hospital of Azerbaijan, we analyzed 65 isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by IS6110-based restriction fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) and spoligotyping. From 11 clusters associated with 33 patients, 31 isolates had an IS6110-based banding pattern characteristic of the Beijing genotype of M. tuberculosis. In addition, 15 M. tuberculosis isolates with similar RFLP patterns constituted a single group by spoligotyping, matching the Beijing genotype. Multidrug resistance, always involving isoniazid and rifampin, was seen in 34 (52.3%) of 65 isolates, with 28 belonging to the Beijing genotype.

PMID:
11747699
PMCID:
PMC2631864
DOI:
10.3201/eid0705.017514
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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