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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

Research

Clonal Expansion of Multidrug-Resistant and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Japan

Yoshiro MuraseComments to Author , Shinji Maeda, Hiroyuki Yamada, Akihiro Ohkado, Kinuyo Chikamatsu, Kazue Mizuno, Seiya Kato, and Satoshi Mitarai
Author affiliations: The Research Institute of Tuberculosis/Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Tokyo, Japan

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Table 2

Distribution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotype families among 55 persons with MDR/XDR TB, Japan*

Spoligotype family No. (%) cases
XDR TB, n = 17 Non-XDR MDR TB, n = 38 MDR and XDR TB, n = 55
Beijing† 8 (47) 26 (68) 34 (62)
T 2 (12) 5 (13) 7 (13)
LAM 3 (18) 0 3 (5)
U 0 1 (3) 1 (2)
EAI 0 1 (3) 1 (2)
X 0 1 (3) 1 (2)
Unclassified‡ 4 (24) 4 (11) 8 (15)

*MDR, multidrug-resistant; XDR, extensively drug-resistant; TB, tuberculosis; LAM, Latino-American and Mediterranean; EAI, East-African Indian.
†Includes Beijing-like strains.
‡Unclassified according to the SpolDB4.

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