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Drug resistance in patients with leprosy in the United States.

Abstract

Molecular drug susceptibility testing was performed on 39 US patients with leprosy. Of these, 2 had dapsone-resistant Mycobacterium leprae and 1 of these patients also had rifampin-resistant M. leprae. Even though antileprosy drug resistance occurs in this leprosy population, resistance does not appear to be a major problem.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Williams DL
Lewis C
Sandoval FG
Robbins N
Keas S
Gillis TP
Scollard DM
Year of Publication
2014
Journal
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume
58
Issue
1
Number of Pages
72-3
Date Published
2014 Jan
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1537-6591
DOI
10.1093/cid/cit628
Alternate Journal
Clin. Infect. Dis.
Publication Language
eng