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Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Dec;9(12):1633-5.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype and risk for treatment failure and relapse, Vietnam.

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Pham Ngoc Thach Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Abstract

Among 2,901 new smear-positive tuberculosis cases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 40 cases of treatment failure and 39 relapsing cases were diagnosed. All initial and follow-up Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates of these case-patients had (nearly) identical restriction fragment length polymorphism patterns, and the Beijing genotype was a significant risk factor for treatment failure and relapse (odds ratio 2.8, 95% confidence interval 1.5 to 5.2).

PMID:
14720411
PMCID:
PMC3034339
DOI:
10.3201/eid0912.030169
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