Drug resistant tuberculosis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.400c (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:400
  1. P D O Davies
  1. Cardiothoracic Centre, Tuberculosis Research Unit, Liverpool L14 3PE

    EDITOR,—Concern is growing over the spread of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. New evidence suggests that this spread may be increasing in certain sections of the British population. The recent advances in molecular techniques have equipped us with the means to make substantial inroads into the possible impact of drug resistant tuberculosis.1 A central laboratory to which samples could be sent would provide us with an important means of combating the …

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