Author(s): Trivedi SS, Desai SG
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Abstract The prevalence of primary antituberculosis drug resistance in Gujarat, as studied between 1983 and 1986, was found to be significantly high, especially for isoniazid (13.9\%) and streptomycin (7.4\%). Primary rifampicin and pyrazinamide resistance were not detected in any strain. The prevalence of rifampicin resistance among treatment failure and relapse cases of pulmonary tuberculosis increased significantly from 2.8\% in 1980 to 37.3\% in 1986. In about 95\% of the rifampicin resistant strains there was also resistance to isoniazid or streptomycin or both: resistance to isoniazid was detected in more than 90\%.
This article was published in Tubercle
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals