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|Title:||Bacteriology and drug susceptibility of tuberculosis at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne 1962-1991.|
|Authors:||Hurley, James C.|
Andrew, J. H.
|Place of publication:||Edinburgh|
|Abstract:||39,000 specimens were examined for the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis over a 27-year period (1962-1989) at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. The culture positive rate was 2.0% overall but was as high as 3.5% for tissue specimens and less than 1% for specimens of pleural fluid. There were 329 culture positive patients over a 29-year period (1962-1991) of whom 34 (10.5%) yielded an isolate resistant to at least one anti-tuberculosis drug and 19 (5.8%) were resistant to isoniazid. An overall increase in the rate of drug resistance together with important ethnic group differences were noted.|
|Internal ID Number:||00030|
|Health Subject:||DRUG RESISTANCE - MICROBIAL|
MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS - DRUG EFFECTS
MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS - ISOLATION AND PURIFICATION
PLEURAL EFFUSION - MICROBIOLOGY
SPUTUM - MICROBIOLOGY
STOMACH - MICROBIOLOGY
TUBERCULOSIS - ETHNOLOGY
TUBERCULOSIS - MICROBIOLOGY
URINE - MICROBIOLOGY
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