Use of Drug-Susceptibility Testing for Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Thailand, 2004–2008
Eugene Lam, Sriprapa Nateniyom, Sara Whitehead, Amornrat Anuwatnonthakate, Patama Monkongdee, Apiratee Kanphukiew, Jiraphan Inyaphong, Wanlaya Sitti, Navarat Chiengsorn, Saiyud Moolphate, Suporn Kavinum, Narin Suriyon, Pranom Limsomboon, Junya Danyutapolchai, Chalinthorn Sinthuwattanawibool, and Laura Jean Podewils
Author affiliations: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, USA (E. Lam, S. Whitehead, L.J. Podewils); Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Nonthaburi, Thailand (S. Nateniyom); Thailand MOPH–US CDC, Nonthaburi (S. Whitehead, A. Anuwatnonthakate, P. Monkongdee, A. Kanphukiew, J. Danyutapolchai, C. Sinthuwattanawibool); Office of Disease Prevention and Control 7, Ubon-ratchathani, Thailand (J. Inyaphong, W. Sitti); Bangkok Metropolitan Health Administration, Bangkok Thailand (N. Chiengsorn); Research Institute of Tuberculosis (RIT-Japan), Tokyo, Japan (S. Moolphate); Tak Provincial Public Health Office, Tak, Thailand (S. Kavinum); Chiang Rai Provincial Public Health Office, Chiang Rai, Thailand (N. Suriyon); Phuket Provincial Public Health Office, Phuket, Thailand (P. Limsomboon)
Figure 1. Selection of patients for an analysis of drug-susceptibility testing and management of drug-resistant tuberculosis, Thailand, October 2004–September 2008Patients had rifampin- or multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and were from 5 Thailand provinces participating in the Thailand Active TB Surveillance NetworkTB, tuberculosis; DST, drug-susceptibility testing; MDR, multidrug resistant; RIF, rifampin; Private, patient from private hospital; NGO, patient from nongovernmental hospital; NTM, nontuberculosis mycobacterium.
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