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Drug sensitivity tests for tubercle bacilli

Subbammal, S (1973) Drug sensitivity tests for tubercle bacilli. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 20 (2). pp. 72-77. ISSN 0019-5705

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Abstract

Mitchison in 1962 defined resistance as "a decrease in sensitivity of sufficient degree to be reasonably certain that the strain concerned is different from a sample of wild strains of human type that have never come into contact with the drugs". Sensitivity tests are designed with the object of detecting such a decrease in sensitivity. The most efficient criterion of resis-tance may be slightly different from one labora-tory to another. Further, measures of sensitivity are expressed on different scales by the 3 methods of sensitivity tests. Comparison of such methods can be valid only if objective methods of cali-bration of sensitivity tests are employed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research
Divisions: Basic Science Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 06:28
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 04:43
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/116

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