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Drug-Resistant Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
Oh-Hyun Cho1, Ki-Ho Park1, Seong Yeon Park1, Song Mi Moon1, Yong Pil Chong1, Mi-Na Kim2, Sang-Oh Lee1, Sang-Ho Choi1, Jun Hee Woo1, Yang Soo Kim1, and Sung-Han Kim1
Departments of 1Infectious Diseases and 2Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.43 Num.3 (p258~261)
The prevalence and pattern of drug-resistant extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is not well characterized in Korea. Therefore, we assessed the incidence of drug resistance for extrapulmonary TB in adult patients at a tertiary hospital. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and results of drug susceptibility test in all culture-confirmed extapulmonary TB patients during an 18-month period. Out of a total of 168 cases in which the drug susceptibility test was performed, resistance to at least one anti-TB drug was found in 15 cases (8.9%), and multidrug resistance, in which TB was resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, was found in 3 cases (1.8%).
Keywords : Extrapulmonary, Tuberculosis, Resistance