Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Strains in National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory Between 2005 And 2010, TurkeyIsmail Ceyhan1*, Hülya Simsek2, Ahmet Arslanturk2, Nurhan Albayrak2, Figen Sezen3 and Gülnur Tarhan4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ismail Ceyhan
Ataturk Chest Disease and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital
Chief of Microbiology and Hematology Laboratory
B Blok Ankara, Turkey
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Received Date: January 08, 2014; Accepted Date: January 25, 2014; Published Date: February 01, 2014
Citation: Ceyhan I, Simsek H, Arslanturk A, Albayrak N, Sezen F, et al. (2014) Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Strains in National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory Between 2005 And 2010, Turkey. Clin Microbial 3:136. doi:10.4172/2327-5073.1000136
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Frequency, rate and trend of extensively drug-resistant [XDR] tuberculosis [TB] in Turkey are not clear and not known very well. In this study, it was aimed to try to determine and to confirm the frequency of XDR-TB strains among Multi-Drug Resistant [MDR] TB cases. A total of 4119 M. tuberculosis strains were analyzed. The strains were collected from 19 TB centers [hospitals or regional TB laboratories] including National TB Reference Laboratory [NTRL]. Two hundred ninety-seven 297 [7.2%] M. tuberculosis strains were detected as MDR-TB. Among all MDRTB cases, 37 [12.5%] were pre-XDR-TB, and 8 [2.7%] were XDR-TB.