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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Aug;52(8):2937-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00036-08. Epub 2008 Jun 16.

Molecular characterization of ofloxacin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from Russia.

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Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute, 197101 St. Petersburg, Russia. igormokrousov@yahoo.com

Abstract

In this work, we studied the variation in the gyrA and gyrB genes in ofloxacin- and multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains circulating in northwest Russia. Comparison with spoligotyping data suggested that similar to the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the spread of fluoroquinolone-resistant tuberculosis in Russia may be due, at least partly, to the prevalence of the Beijing genotype in a local population of M. tuberculosis.

PMID:
18559646
PMCID:
PMC2493099
DOI:
10.1128/AAC.00036-08
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