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Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002


Rifampin- and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Russian Civilians and Prison Inmates: Dominance of the Beijing Strain Family

Francis Drobniewski*Comments to Author , Yanina Balabanova*, Michael Ruddy*, Laura Weldon*, Katya Jeltkova†, Timothy Brown*, Nadezdna Malomanova‡, Elvira Elizarova‡, Alexander Melentyey§, Ebgeny Mutovkin§, Svetlana Zhakharova‡, and Ivan Fedorin‡
Author affiliations: *Guy's King's and St Thomas' Medical School, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom; †Central Tuberculosis Research Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation; ‡Samara Oblast Dispensary, Samara City, Russian Federation; §Samara Prison TB Service, Samara City, Russian Federation;

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Table 6

Proportion of dominant variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) isolates of type 42435 known to be resistant or sensitive, by institution

Location Proportion (n=68) No. of VNTR type resistant to rifampin (%)a Proportion of VNTR type sensitive to rifampin (%)
Prison TB colony 30 27 (90) 3 (10)
CD1 5 3 (60) 2 (40)
City hospital 1 7 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1)
Novokuibyshevsk town laboratory 12 7 (58.3) 5 (41.7)
Oblast regional TB laboratory 11 10 (90.9) 1 (9.1)

aNo rpoB amplification in one culture in this group.

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