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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 3

Geographic distribution of hospitals among each cluster of MDR and XDR TB, Japan*

Cluster no. Patient ID Type of TB Hospital Geographic link of the hospitals in clusters
1 DR43 MDR A

DR42
XDR
B
A and B located in same prefecture
2 DR14 MDR C

DR53
MDR
D
C located 103 km from D
3 DR54 XDR D
DR58 XDR D

DR18
XDR
E
D and E located in same prefecture
4 DR03 MDR F

DR04
MDR
F
Same hospital
5 DR11 MDR G

DR10
MDR
H
G located 221 km from H
6 DR51 XDR D
DR50 XDR D
DR55 MDR D

DR16
XDR
E
D and E located in same prefecture
7 DR38 XDR D

DR39
MDR
D
Same hospital
8 DR13 XDR I

DR56
XDR
D
I and D located in neighboring prefectures
9 DR12 XDR I
DR49 XDR D I and D located in neighboring prefectures

*MDR, multidrug-resistant; TB, tuberculosis; XDR, extensively drug-resistant.

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