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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

Research

Tuberculosis in the Caribbean: Using Spacer Oligonucleotide Typing to Understand Strain Origin and Transmission

Christophe Sola, Anne Devallois, Lionel Horgen, Jérôme Maïsetti, Ingrid Filliol, Eric Legrand, and Nalin RastogiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe

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A dendrogram represents spoligotyping results of 95 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Guadeloupe (shared patterns are shown by bold characters). From top to bottom; type 53, ubiquitous; type 44, described by Goguet et al. (two cases) (18); type 54, which does not appear, is found only in isolate 94142, a pattern also found in French Guiana; type 37, which also does not appear, described by Kamerbeek et al. (three cases) (11); type 50, ubiquitous; type 63, specific; type 61, which does not

Figure 3. A dendrogram represents spoligotyping results of 95 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Guadeloupe (shared patterns are shown by bold characters). From top to bottom; type 53, ubiquitous; type 44, described by Goguet et al. (two cases) (18); type 54, which does not appear, is found only in isolate 94142, a pattern also found in French Guiana; type 37, which also does not appear, described by Kamerbeek et al. (three cases) (11); type 50, ubiquitous; type 63, specific; type 61, which does not appear is found only in isolate 96131, a pattern also found in Barbados and French Guiana; type 51, described by Goguet et al. (one case) (18); isolate 96095, a M. bovis BCG clinical isolate; types 12 to 14, specific types; type 5, which does not appear, is found only in isolate 95068, a pattern also found in Martinique; type 31, which does not appear, is found only in isolate 94112, a pattern also found in French Guiana and already reported by Goguet et al. (two cases) (18); type 46, which does not appear, is found only in isolate 95087, a pattern also found in Martinique and was already reported (18); type 17, specific; type 30, specific; types 45 and 15, which do not appear, are found only for isolates 96129 and 94127, respectively, and share patterns with isolates in Martinique and Surinam; type 29, specific; type 2, previously reported by Goguet et al. (one case) (18); type 3, also found in Surinam, has been described by Kamerbeek et al. (one case) (11); type 1, which does not appear, is found only in 95076, a pattern also found in Surinam, and described (20) as the Beijing type.

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