Authors of this study documented the number and results of mycobacterial culture and drug sensitivity testing (CDST) in Mexico from 2009-2013 and assessed whether states with a higher risk of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) performed more CDST and had more cultures showing MDR-TB. Data for this longitudinal, descriptive, operational research study came from the electronic records of 31 state public health laboratories in Mexico.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Orejel I, Castellanos M, Marín D, Mendoza A, Harries AD. Culture and drug sensitivity testing among
patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Mexico: national data for 2009–2013. Rev Panam Salud Publica.
Culture and drug sensitivity testing among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Mexico: national data for 2009 – 2013