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Volume 24, Number 3—March 2018

Acquired Resistance to Antituberculosis Drugs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, 2000–2015

Miranda G. LoutetComments to Author , Jennifer A. Davidson, Tim Brown, Martin Dedicoat, H. Lucy Thomas, and Maeve K. Lalor
Author affiliations: Public Health England, London, UK (M.G. Loutet, J.A. Davidson, T. Brown, H.L. Thomas, M.K. Lalor); Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK (M. Dedicoat); University College London, London (M.K. Lalor)

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Table 3

TB cases according to drug-resistance profile, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, 2000–2015*

Initial drug-resistance profile, no. patients with acquired drug resistance Acquired resistance and MDR TB developed later, no. (%) Initial MDR TB with additional resistance acquired later, no. (%) No MDR TB before or after acquiring resistance, no. (%)
Drug sensitive, n = 74 20 (27.0) NA 54 (73.0)
Isoniazid resistant without MDR, n = 34 22 (64.7) NA 12 (35.3)
Rifampin resistant without MDR, n = 3 2 (66.7) NA 1 (33.3)
MDR TB, n = 47 NA 47 (100) NA
Total, n = 158 44 (27.8) 47 (29.7) 67 (42.4)

*MDR, multidrug-resistant; NA, not applicable; TB, tuberculosis.

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