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Volume 26, Number 3—March 2020

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Lineage 3 as Causative Agent of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Eastern Sudan1

Yassir A. ShuaibComments to Author , Eltahir A.G. Khalil, Lothar H. Wieler, Ulrich E. Schaible, Mohammed A. Bakheit, Saad E. Mohamed-Noor, Mohamed A. Abdalla, Glennah Kerubo, Sönke Andres, Doris Hillemann, Elvira Richter, Katharina Kranzer, Stefan Niemann2, and Matthias Merker2Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Y.A. Shuaib, L.H. Wieler); Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany (Y.A. Shuaib, U.E. Schaible, S. Andres, D. Hillemann, S. Niemann, M. Merker); Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan (Y.A. Shuaib, S.E. Mohamed-Noor, M.A. Abdalla); University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan (E.A.G. Khalil, M.A. Bakheit); Robert Koch Institute, Berlin (L.H. Wieler); Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (G. Kerubo); Labor Limbach, Heidelberg, Germany (E. Richter); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (K. Kranzer); German Center for Infection Research, Borstel Site, Borstel (S. Niemann, M. Merker)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of tuberculosis patients investigated in eastern Sudan

Characteristic No. recruited patients % Recruited patients
Kassala 133 34.7
El-Gadarif 161 42.0
Port Sudan
M 245 64.0
F 123 32.1
Not available
Age, y
<25 76 19.8
25–40 170 44.4
>40 108 28.2
Not available
Treatment history
Retreatment 21 5.5
New 312 81.5
Not available
All patients 383 100

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 39th Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, July 1–4, 2018, Dresden, Germany.

2These authors contributed equally to this article.

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