Minimal Diversity of Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains, South Africa1
Neel R. Gandhi
, James C.M. Brust, Prashini Moodley, Darren Weissman, Moonseong Heo, Yuming Ning, Anthony P. Moll, Gerald H. Friedland, A. Willem Sturm, and N. Sarita Shah
Author affiliations: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA (N.R. Gandhi, J.C.M. Brust, D. Weissman, M. Heo, Y. Ning, N.S. Shah); Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (N.R. Gandhi); Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (P. Moodley, A.W. Sturm); Philanjalo, Tugela Ferry, South Africa (A.P. Moll); Church of Scotland Hospital, Tugela Ferry (A.P. Moll); Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (G.H. Friedland)
Figure 1. Distribution of spoligotype patterns among drug-susceptible (DS-TB), multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) cases in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, 2005–2006*Does not include 11 isolates with unknown drug-susceptibility test results.
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