Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among male inmates in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maria Cristina da Silva Lourenço, Marlei Gomes da Silva, Leila de Souza Fonseca
2000 Brazilian Journal of Microbiology  
Susceptibility tests to six anti-tuberculosis drugs were performed on fifty-eight M. tuberculosis isolates obtained from tuberculous inmates in the Male Penal Sanatorium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The rate of resistant tuberculosis was higher than that observed in the community. The overall resistance rate was 17.2% and 3.4% of the isolates were multi-drug resistant.
doi:10.1590/s1517-83822000000100005 fatcat:eelecsndsneopcckofpswm6oom