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Prevalence of drug resistance in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis presenting for the first time with symptoms at chest clinics in India. 1. Findings in urban clinics among patients giving no history of previous chemotherapy

Indian Council of Medical Research, Madras (1968) Prevalence of drug resistance in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis presenting for the first time with symptoms at chest clinics in India. 1. Findings in urban clinics among patients giving no history of previous chemotherapy. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 56 (11). pp. 1617-1630. ISSN 0971-5916

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Abstract

IT is generally accepted that information on the prevalence of drug resistance is essential for countries which contemplate mass chemotherapy programme for tuberculosis (International Union against Tuberculosis, 1961). In India in 1964, information on this subject was confined to certain limited areas only (Tuberculosis Chemotherapy Centre, Madras, 1959, 1960, 1964 ; Frimodt-Moller, 1962 ; Menon, 1963 ; Balbir Singh, 1964). Therefore, the Indian Council of Medical Research (I.C.M.R.) launched a series of investigations to determine the prevalence of drug resistance in tuberculous patients reporting for the first time with symptoms at chest clinics ; chest clinics were chosen since they are an obvious starting point for any mass chemotherapy programme. A special sub-committee of the Indian Council of Medical Research (see footnote) was constituted to organise the execution of these investigations, and a Central Laboratory set up on the premises of the Tuberculosis Chemotherapy Centre, Madras, to undertake all the necessary bacteriological investigations.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Epidemiological Research
Tuberculosis > Operational Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 11:16
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 06:24
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/85

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