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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Nov;23(11):1887-1890. doi: 10.3201/eid2311.170077.

Polyclonal Pulmonary Tuberculosis Infections and Risk for Multidrug Resistance, Lima, Peru.

Abstract

Because within-host Mycobacterium tuberculosis diversity complicates diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB), we measured diversity prevalence and associated factors among 3,098 pulmonary TB patients in Lima, Peru. The 161 patients with polyclonal infection were more likely than the 115 with clonal or the 2,822 with simple infections to have multidrug-resistant TB.

KEYWORDS:

ClassTR; MIRU-VNTR; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Peru; TB; antimicrobial resistance; bacteria; classifier of tandem repeats; drug susceptibility testing; multidrug-resistant TB; mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units–variable number of tandem repeats; polyclonal infection; strain diversity; tuberculosis; tuberculosis and other mycobacteria

PMID:
29048297
PMCID:
PMC5652442
DOI:
10.3201/eid2311.170077
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