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Transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is reality in Switzerland

Anita Niederer-Loher, Christian R. Kahlert, Jürg Barben, Vanessa Deggim & Jean-Pierre Zellweger

abstract We report the first documented patient-to-patient transmission of Multidrug resistant tuberculosis observed in Switzerland between two young, previously healthy patients from Tibet. They both lived in Switzerland for several years and did not originate from the same community. Resistance patterns and restriction fragment length polymorphism-analysis (RFLP-analysis) of both strains were identical.
   
keywords Tuberculosis, multidrug-resistance, transmission, contact-investigation
   
citation Niederer-Loher A, Kahlert C R, Barben J, Deggim V, Zellweger J P. Transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is reality in Switzerland. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2012;159-160.
   
type journal paper/review (Deutsch)
date of publishing 25-6-2012
journal title Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
pages 159-160
DOI 10.3233/JPI-120370
link dx.doi.org/10.3233/JPI-120370
contact Christian R. Kahlert