Prevalence of initial drug resistance among patients attending the clinics of Madras city
Krishnaswami, K.V.; Venkatesan, R. and Parthasarthy, R.
Prevalence of initial drug resistance among patients attending the clinics of Madras city.
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (4).
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Sputum culture of 803 smear positive phases of pulmonary tuberculosis attending for
the first time at the five Chest Clinics located in different parts of Madras, was positive m 750. These
were further subjected to drug sensitivity tests’, 24.1% cultures were resistant to one drug, 17.6% to
two drugs and 3.3% to three drugs, giving a total initial drug resistance of 45%.
Total initial resistance to Isoniazid was 28.9 %, significantly higher than for any other drug.
In the case of Ethambutol and Streptomycin, it was 18.7% and 17.9% respectively. Total initial
resistance to Rifampicin was found to be the lowest as compared to all other drugs.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Sputum Culture, Sputum, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Drug Resistance, Ethambutol, Isoniazid, Streptomycin, Rifampicin, Madras,Chest Clinic, Prevalence|
|Subjects:||Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum|
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena > Drug Resistance
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Equipment and Supplies > Culture Media
Organic Chemicals > Amines > Polyamines
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
|Deposited By:||Mrs Naina Pandita|
|Deposited On:||08 April 2008|
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