Skip to main content

Free Content In vitro activity of thiacetazone on mycobacterial species belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

Download Article:
(PDF 55.4912109375 kb)
Thiacetazone, despite frequent side-effects, may still be considered for the treatment of new tuberculosis cases when there is a shortage of drugs and for the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Fifty-four strains of M. tuberculosis complex were characterised based on the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of thiacetazone and the growth pattern in the presence of different concentrations of the drug. The results showed that the MIC of thiacetazone to type II M. africanum strains was significantly higher than for other strains in the study (P < 0.01). Thiacetazone showed a paradoxical effect on 63% of strains where lower concentrations exhibited a better inhibiting activity than higher concentrations.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: M. africanum; M. tuberculosis; MIC; thiacetazone

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Armauer Hansen Research Institute, and Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia 2: Department of Bacteriology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication date: 2002-10-01

More about this publication?
  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

    Certain IJTLD articles are selected for translation into French, Spanish, Chinese or Russian. They are available on the Union website

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Public Health Action
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more