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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 2, 2002, pp. 351-352
Bioline Code: oc02067
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 2, 2002, pp. 351-352

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Comparison of the Proportion Method With Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube and E-test for Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis check for this species in other resources
Asuman Birinci; Ahmet Yilmaz Coban; Bora Ekinci & Belma Durupinar

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between proportion method with mycobacteria growth indicator tube (MGIT) and E-test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis check for this species in other resources . Forty clinical isolates were tested. MGIT and E-test with the first line antituberculous drugs correlated with the proportion method. Our results suggested that MGIT and E-test methods can be routinely used instead of the proportion method.

Keywords
Mycobacterium tuberculosis check for this species in other resources - E-test - mycobacteria growth indicator tube

 
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