Primary Drug Resistance Pattern of Mycobacterium Thberculosisin Dhaka, Bangladesh

One thousand two hundred and eighty one clinically suspected untreated patients with pulmonary tuberculosis were studied from an urban tuberculosis clinic in Dhaka. Majority of the 1281 patients (77.6%) were from the age group of 14 to 44years. Sputum, 106(8.3%)werefound positivefor mycobacteria (both by Ziehl-Neels en smear staining and culture to consider those as confirmed cases of mycobacterial infection. Out of these 106 cases…

 

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