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coinfection vih and tbc

Claudia Llerena, Santiago Elías Fadul, María Consuelo Garzón, Graciela Mejía, Dora Leticia Orjuela, Luz Mary García, Hilda Beatriz Alvarez, Fernando Javier Ruiz
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is a widespread and increasingly important infectious disease. A third of the world-wide population is infected. Every year nine million cases occur in the world, one million of them appearing in children under 15 years old. In Colombia alone, 719 cases were reported for the year 2008. OBJECTIVE: The incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant forms was characterized in children under 15 years old in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug susceptibility test data from 2001 to mid year 2009 were analyzed at the Laboratorio Nacional de Referencia, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia...
July 2010: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
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