Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - A High Tuberculosis Endemic Area of Pakistan.

Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - A High Tuberculosis Endemic Area of Pakistan. Pol J Microbiol. 2020;69:1-5 Authors: Ali S, Khan MT, Khan AS, Mohammad N, Khan MM, Ahmad S, Noor S, Jabbar A, Daire C, Hassan F Abstract Anti-tuberculosis therapy involves the combination of drugs to hamper the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). The emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a global concern. Pakistan has been ranked 5th position in terms of a high burden of MDR-TB in the world. The aim of the current study was to investigate the prevalence of drug resistance in MTB in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Random samples were collected from 25 districts using the simple random sampling formula. All samples were processed in a biosafety level 3 laboratory for culture and drug susceptibility testing. Among 5759 presumptive tuberculosis (TB) cases, 1969 (34%) were positive. The proportion of TB was higher in females (39%) than males (29%), thus it represents a significant association between gender and tuberculosis (p
Source: Polish Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Pol J Microbiol Source Type: research

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