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Free Content Mycobacterial diversity causing multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Djibouti, Horn of Africa

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On detecting a high prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Djibouti, 32 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates of patients hospitalised in the TB referral centre of the capital were genotyped. A high variety of M. tuberculosis lineages, including lineage 1, Indo-Oceanic, lineage 2, East-Asian, lineage 3, East-African Indian and lineage 4, Euro-American, were detected.
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Keywords: MDR-TB; TB; XDR-TB; genotyping

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: *Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza 2: Catalan Association for the Control of Tuberculosis in the Third World (ACTMON), Barcelona, Spain, Infectious Disease Department, Hôpital Général Peltier, Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti 3: §Microbiology Service, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain 4: *Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza

Publication date: 01 February 2016

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