Comparison of rapid tests for detection of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosisin Kampala, Uganda
Citation: Ogwang, S., Asiimwe, B.B., Traore, H. et al. Comparison of rapid tests for detection of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Infect Dis 9, 139 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-9-139
Abstract: Drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a growing concern worldwide. Rapid detection of resistance expedites appropriate intervention to control the disease. Several technologies have recently been reported to detect rifampicin resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis directly in sputum samples. These include phenotypic culture based methods, tests for gene mutations and tests based on bacteriophage replication. The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility of implementing technology for rapid detection of rifampicin resistance in a high disease burden setting in Africa.
Author(s): BMC Infectious Diseases
Resource Type: Journal Articles