Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Southwestern Colombia.
SourceEmerging Infectious Diseases, 17, 7, (2011), pp. 1259-1262
1 juli 2011
Article / Letter to editor
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
SubjectN4i 1: Pathogenesis and modulation of inflammation NCMLS 1: Infection and autoimmunity
Using spoligotyping, we identified 13 genotypes and 17 orphan types among 160 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The Beijing genotype represented 15.6% of the isolates and was correlated with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, female sex of the patients, and residence in Buenaventura and may represent a new public health threat.
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