Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Sep-Oct;7(5):880-3.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype strains associated with febrile response to treatment.

Author information

1
University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands. r.vancrevel@aig.azn.nl

Abstract

DNA fingerprinting has demonstrated predominance of the Beijing genotype among Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated in Southeast Asia. We prospectively examined the occurrence of Beijing genotype strains in tuberculosis patients in Indonesia. Early in treatment, patients infected with Beijing genotype strains more often had fever unrelated to disease severity, toxicity, or drug resistance, indicating that Beijing genotype strains may have specific pathogenic properties.

PMID:
11747703
PMCID:
PMC2631862
DOI:
10.3201/eid0705.017518
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for CDC-NCEZID Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center