Transmission of drug-resistant leprosy in Guinea-Conakry detected by molecular epidemiological approaches

Molecular drug susceptibility testing was performed on skin biopsies from 24 leprosy patients from Guinea-Conakry for the first time. We identified primary drug resistance in 4 cases and a dapsone-resistant cluster caused by the same strain. Primary transmission of drug-resistant Mycobacterium leprae, including a rifampicin-resistant strain, is reported.


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Clinical Infectious Disease
Year:
2016
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Cary, Oxford Univ Press Inc
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