To estimate the prevalence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in China, we retrospectively analyzed drug-resistance profi les of 989 clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. We found 319 (32.3%) isolates resistant to >1 fi rst-line drugs; 107 (10.8%) isolates were multidrug resistant, of which 20 (18.7%) were XDR. XDR TB is of major concern in China.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Mar 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases