We conducted a proportional morbidity study to determine the factors associated with, patterns of, and proportion of cases of tuberculosis with drug resistance in Puerto Rico.
We abstracted data from 279 report forms of new cases of tuberculoses reported to the Puerto Rico Health Department between 1987 and 1990 in which isolates had been tested for drug susceptibility.
Overall, 55 (19.7%) of the 279 cases of tuberculosis were resistant to at least one drug, and 27 (9.7%) were resistant to more than one drug.
Among the 59 patients with previous tuberculosis therapy, 20 (33.9%) had isolates that were drug-resistant.
Among the 220 without previous therapy, 35 (15.9%) had isolates that were drug-resistant.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Infection, Bactériose, Homme, Traitement, Epidémiologie, Chimiothérapie, Antibiotique, Résistance traitement, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Infection, Bacteriosis, Human, Treatment, Epidemiology, Chemotherapy, Antibiotic, Negative therapeutic reaction, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection
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