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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

Letter

Extensively Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, India

Rajesh Mondal* and Amita Jain*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India;

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Resistance pattern of XDR TB isolates*

Strain no. Resistant to first-line drugs Resistant to second-line drugs
RM 55 S, H, R, E K, O, CAP, CLA, PAS, ETH
RM 490 S, H, R, E K, O, CAP, CLA, PAS, ETH
RM 552 S, H, R, E K, O, CAP, CLA, PAS, ETH
RM 585† S, H, R, E K, O, CLA, PAS, ETH
RM 789 S, H, R, E K, O, CAP, CLA, PAS, ETH

*n = 5; XDR TB, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis; S, streptomycin; H, isoniazid; R, rifampin; E, ethambutol; K, kanamycin; O, ofloxacin; CAP, capreomycin; CLA, clarithromycin; PAS, p– amino salicylic acid; ETH, ethionamide.
†Sensitive to capreomycin.

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