Kelly, Paul; Ardian, M; Waramori, G; Anstey, Nicholas; Syahrial, H; Tjitra, Emiliana; Bastian, I; Maguire, Graeme; Lumb, Richard
SETTING: A district level tuberculosis (TB) control programme in Papua Province, Indonesia. OBJECTIVE: To determine the nature and extent of drug-resistant TB in newly diagnosed sputum smear-positive patients. METHODS: Sputum was collected from previously untreated smear-positive pulmonary TB patients diagnosed in the district over a 10-month period. Sputum specimens were processed and inoculated into a BACTEC MGIT960 tube. Isolates were identified by Ziehl-Neelsen staining, hybridisation with...[Show more]
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