Publication
Title
Tuberculosis drug resistance testing by molecular methods : opportunities and challenges in resource limited settings
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Abstract
One of the greatest threats to global tuberculosis (TB) control is the growing prevalence of drug-resistant bacilli. Correctly diagnosing drug-resistant TB patients is more problematic in resource-limited settings as there is no or limited infrastructure for drug susceptibility testing (DST) of TB bacilli. The conventional phenotypic DST method for TB takes weeks before declaring the results and initiating proper anti-TB treatment. Molecular DST offers advantages over the phenotypic methods mainly because of the short turnaround time. This review summarizes the different molecular DST methods for TB and discusses challenges and opportunities in implementing them in resource-limited settings.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of microbiological methods. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2011
ISSN
0167-7012
Volume/pages
84:2(2011), p. 155-160
ISI
000287951200001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 10.05.2011
Last edited 23.06.2017
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