Retrospective analysis: the research on Mycobacteria in Basilicata from 1977 to 2012

Leonardo Buono, Caterina Colonna, Giuseppe Montesano
2018 International Journal of Molecular Biology  
The aim of this report is to describe the work of the mycobacterial laboratory operating in the Anti-Tuberculosis Dispensary of Matera for tuberculosis laboratory diagnostics essential to the clinicians to define the pathological findings. The laboratory analyzed all materials coming from Matera and its territory (including the materials coming from the local hospital). In 1998 The Region of Basilicata decided that the laboratory (owing to its experience) should be the referential center for
more » ... research of mycobacteria. In 2002 the Anti-Tuberculosis Dispensary of Matera was closed and its structures were transferred to the local hospital including the mycobacterial laboratory which worked for all the region by this time. The results of the mycobacterial research regarding Matera and its province from 1977 to 1998 and all the region of Basilicata from 1999 to 2012 are described in this article.
doi:10.15406/ijmboa.2018.03.00079 fatcat:w664myqzprcijb4nrtfz4kqeyy