This study constitutes a first attempt to describe the genetic population structure of M tuberculosis circulating in Salvador. A total of 56 confirmed cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, identified between March and June, 2008 were analysed using IS6110-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). The study population was characterised by male (71.4%) and over 30 years of age (68.7%). Forty-one isolates were found in a single pattern (73.21%), while 15 (26.78%) were found in group patterns, forming six clusters. The higher rate of diversity observed is much more suggestive of endogenous reactivation than recent transmission.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.