Antituberculosis drug resistance patterns in adults with tuberculous meningitis: results of haydarpasa-iv study


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SENBAYRAK S., Ozkutuk N., ERDEM H., JOHANSEN I. S. , CIVLJAK R., İNAL A. S. , ...More

ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.14, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12941-015-0107-z
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to antituberculosis drugs is an increasingly common clinical problem. This study aimed to evaluate drug resistance profiles of TBM isolates in adult patients in nine European countries involving 32 centers to provide insight into the empiric treatment of TBM.