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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006
THEME ISSUE
Tuberculosis Special Section

Dispatch

Intact pks15/1 in Non–W-Beijing Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates

Angkana Chaiprasert*†Comments to Author , Jutaporn Yorsangsukkamol*, Therdsak Prammananan†‡, Prasit Palittapongarnpim*‡, Manoon Leechawengwong†§, and Chertsak Dhiraputra*†
Author affiliations: *Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; †Drug-resistant TB Fund, Bangkok, Thailand; ‡National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Pathumthani, Thailand; §Vichaiyut Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

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Number of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes and strains containing an intact pks15/1*

Genotype No. strains isolated from CSF No. CSF strains containing intact pks15/1 (%) No. strains isolated from sputum No. sputum strains containing intact pks15/1 (%)
Beijing 42 41 (97.6) 31 30 (96.8)
Single-banded 10 8 (80.0) 10 9 (90.0)
2–5 bands 5 4 (80.0) 11 10 (90.9)
Nonthaburi 4 4 (100) 8 8 (100)
Heterogeneous with >5 bands 13 8 (61.5) 13 5 (38.5)
Total 74 65 (87.8) 73 62 (84.9)

*CSF, cerebrospinal fluid.

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