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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

Letter

Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strain from Equatorial Guinea Detected in Spain

Patricia GavínComments to Author , María J. Iglesias, María S. Jiménez, Laura Herrera-León, Elena Rodríguez-Valín, Nalin Rastogi, Josefa March, Rosa González-Palacios, Elia Palenque, Rafael Ayarza, Elena Hurra, Isolina Campos-Herrero, María A. Vitoria, María A. Lezcano, María J. Revillo, Carlos Martín, and Sofía Samper
Author affiliations: Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Zaragoza, Spain (P. Gavín, S. Samper); Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza (P. Gavín, S. Samper, M.A. Lezcano, M.J. Revillo); Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Enfermedades Respiratorias, Madrid, Spain (P. Gavín, S. Samper, M.J. Iglesias, C. Martín, M.A. Lezcano, M.A. Vitoria, M.J. Revillo); Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza (M.J. Iglesias, C. Martín); Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid (M.S. Jiménez, J. March, L. Herrera-León, E. Rodríguez-Valín); Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Madrid (E. Rodríguez-Valín); Institut Pasteur, Guadeloupe, France (N. Rastogi); Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (R. González-Palacios); Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid (E. Palenque); Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo, Galdacano, Vizcaya, Spain (R. Ayarza); Hospital de Cruces, Baracaldo, Vizcaya, (E. Hurra); Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (I. Campos-Herrero); Hospital Clínico Universitario, Zaragoza (M.A. Vitoria)

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Genetic profile of the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Equatorial Guinea (MDR-TBEG) strain. RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism; SIT, spoligotype international type; LAM, Latin American-Mediterranean; MIRU-VNTR, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive-unit variable-number tandem-repeat. MIRU-VNTR loci order: MIRU 02, VNTR 42, VNTR 43, MIRU 04, MIRU 40, MIRU 10, MIRU 16, 1955, MIRU 20, QUB-11b, ETRA, VNTR 46, VNTR 47, VNTR 48, MIRU 23, MIRU 24, MIRU 26, MIRU 27, VNTR 49, MIRU 31, VNTR 5

Figure. Genetic profile of the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Equatorial Guinea (MDR-TBEG) strain. RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism; SIT, spoligotype international type; LAM, Latin American-Mediterranean; MIRU-VNTR, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive-unit variable-number tandem-repeat. MIRU-VNTR loci order: MIRU 02, VNTR 42, VNTR 43, MIRU 04, MIRU 40, MIRU 10, MIRU 16, 1955, MIRU 20, QUB-11b, ETRA, VNTR 46, VNTR 47, VNTR 48, MIRU 23, MIRU 24, MIRU 26, MIRU 27, VNTR 49, MIRU 31, VNTR 52, QUB-26, VNTR 53, MIRU 39.

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