Drug resistance in patients with leprosy in the United States.

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TitleDrug resistance in patients with leprosy in the United States.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsWilliams DL, Lewis C, Sandoval FG, Robbins N, Keas S, Gillis TP, Scollard DM
Abbrev. JournalClin. Infect. Dis.
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Year of Publication2014
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAnti-Bacterial Agents, Dapsone, DNA, Bacterial, Drug Resistance, Bacterial, Genes, Bacterial, Humans, Leprosy, Mycobacterium leprae, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Rifampin, Sequence Analysis, DNA, United States

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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