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Two speedier phenotypic methods on drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Paramasivan, C N (2004) Two speedier phenotypic methods on drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 120 (Nov). pp. 440-441. ISSN 0971-5916

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Abstract

The introduction of drugs beginning with streptomycin for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and the subsequent emergence of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains has made the testing for susceptibility of the latter a basic necessity. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the importance of these laboratory issues even in the early sixties and conducted extensive studies by involving laboratories from both disease endemic developing countries (DEDCs) and disease non endemic countries to standardize the susceptibility (DEDCs) testing procedures for M. tuberculosis for all the three methods that were in vogue, viz., absolute concentration method, resistance ratio method (RR) and the proportion susceptibility testing method (PST).

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Bacteriological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Bacteriology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 09:54
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 10:27
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/654

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