Table 2

Pattern of drug resistance among 376 cultures positive retreatment cases, St. Peter’s TB specialized Hospital, 2011
Pattern of drug resistance Frequency Percentage (%)
Any drug resistance 274 72.9
     INH1 211 56.1
     RIF2 175 46.5
     ETB3 162 43.1
     STM4 253 67.3
Single drug 71 18.9
    Mono INH Resistant 11 2.9
    Mono RIF Resistant 0 0
    Mono ETB Resistant 4 1.1
    Mono STM Resistant 56 14.9
Two drug
      INH + RIF 4 1.1
      INH + ETB 2 0.53
      INH + STM 15 4.0
      RIF + ETB 0 0
      RIF + STM 0 0
      ETB + STM 0 0
Three or more drug
   INH + RIF + ETB 2 0.53
   INH + RIF + STM 28 7.5
   INH + ETB + STM 12 3.2
   RIF + ETB + STM 0 0
  INH + RIF + ETB + STM 140 37.2
     MDR5 174 46

1INH = Isoniazid, 2RIF = Rifampicin, 3ETB,= Ethabutol, 4STM, = Streptomycin, 5MDR = Multi drug resistance (resistance at least INH and RIF).

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Abate et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:462   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-462

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