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Title: Characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis of Lebanese patients by double-repetitive-element polymerase chain reaction
Authors: Hamze, M.
Rahmo, A.
Saade, M.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Molecular studies have been successfully applied in evaluating epidemiological linkages in tuberculosis. A total of 87 isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis were collected from patients in all regions of Lebanon and characterized in terms of drug sensitivity. Double-repetitive-element polymerase chain reaction was used to differentiate between strains. Various correlations related to age, sex, region, sensitivity and genotype were examined. Several genotypes were more common in certain age ranges. Male patients appeared more likely either to be infected by or to develop multi-drug resistant strains. There was also evidence for a distribution of genotype groups indicating some level of geographical isolation and hence separate evolution of M. tuberculosis strains
Description: 812-819
Keywords: Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Subject: Mycobacterium tuberculosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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