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Beijing lineage of MDR Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Bulgaria, 2007-2011

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

To assess the spread of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype among patients with multidrug-resistant and extensively resistant tuberculosis in Bulgaria, we genotyped 188 (72%) of 261 microbiologically confirmed resistant isolates obtained during 2007-2011. The estimated prevalence of the Beijing genotype among these patients was 3.2%.

Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1080-6040
Issue: 11
Volume: 20
Pages: 1899-1901
Number of pages: 3
Publication year:2014
Keywords:Adult, Antitubercular Agents/pharmacology, Bulgaria/epidemiology, Female, Genotype, History, 21st Century, Humans, Male, Microbial Sensitivity Tests, Middle Aged, Mycobacterium tuberculosis/classification, Phenotype, Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant/epidemiology