Explaining risk factors for drug-resistant tuberculosis in England and Wales: contribution of primary and secondary drug resistance

Abstract

Drug-resistant tuberculosis can be transmitted (primary) or develop during the course of treatment (secondary). We investigated risk factors for each type of resistance. We compared all patients in England and Wales with isoniazid- and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in two time-periods (1993–1994 and 1998–2000) with patients with fully sensitive tuberculosis, examining separately patients without and with previous tuberculosis (a proxy for primary and secondary drug-resistant tuberculosis). Patients with previous tuberculosis smear positivity and arrival in the United Kingdom

Citation

Conaty, S.J.; Hayward, A.C.; Story, A.; Glynn, J.R.; Drobniewski, F.A.; Watson, J.M. Explaining risk factors for drug-resistant tuberculosis in England and Wales: contribution of primary and secondary drug resistance. Epidemiology and Infection (2004) 132 (6) 1099-1108. [DOI: 10.1017/S0950268804002869]

Explaining risk factors for drug-resistant tuberculosis in England and Wales: contribution of primary and secondary drug resistance

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