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Patterns of TB Drug-Resistance in a Tertiary Care Facility in Pune, India

Natasha Pradhan1Shailaja Desai1Anju Kagal1Sujata Dharmashale1Renu Bharadwaj1Shivahari Ghorpade1Sanjay Gaikwad1Vandana Kulkarni2Nikhil Gupte2,3Nikhil Gupte2,3Robert Bollinger2,3Amita Gupta2,3Vidya Mave2,3*

1Byramjee-Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, India

2Byramjee-Jeejeebhoy Medical College Clinical Trials Unit, Pune, India

3Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Vidya Mave
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Received Date: June 27, 2013; Accepted Date: July 15, 2013; Published Date: July 18, 2013

Citation: Pradhan N, Desai S, Kagal A, Dharmashale S, Bharadwaj R, et al. (2013) Patterns of TB Drug-Resistance in a Tertiary Care Facility in Pune, India. Clin Microbial 2:123. doi: 10.4172/2327-5073.1000123

Copyright: © 2013 Pradhan N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of MDR-TB among patients presenting with suspected MDR-TB to a tertiary care facility in Pune, India. We found 53% prevalence of MDR-TB among patients suspected to have MDRTB. We also found XDR-TB pattern in seven cases. This finding at an urban government medical college might be useful for the country program to plan for advanced TB diagnostics and treatment facilities to curb the MDR-TB epidemic in India.

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