Tuberculosis due to Resistant Haarlem Strain, Tunisia
Helmi Mardassi* , Amine Namouchi*, Raja Haltiti†, Mourad Zarrouk†, Besma Mhenni*, Anis Karboul*, Neila Khabouchi*, Nico C. Gey van Pittius‡, Elizabeth M. Streicher‡, Jean Rauzier§, Brigitte Gicquel§, and Koussay Dellagi*
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunis-Belvédère, Tunisia; †Hôpital Régional de Menzel-Bourguiba, Menzel-Bourguiba, Tunisia; ‡University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa; §Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Figure 2. . A) IS6110 restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis (left) and polymorphic GC-rich repetitive sequence (PGRS) typing (right) of patient P11. Lane 1, initial isolate; lane 2, follow-up isolate. B) IS6110 RFLP (left) and PGRS typing (right) of patient P20 (lane 1) compared with patient P3 (lane 2), a typical outbreak-associated patient. Lane M, reference strain MTB14323.
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