Molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with a common two-band IS6110 pattern

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  • We conducted a progam of population-based molecular typing of all Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates obtained in Alabama since 1994. Of 2,452 isolates, 1,013 (41%) had fewer than 6 bands of IS6110; 348 (14%) had a single two-band pattern (JH2). With conventional epidemiologic methods, we identified three groups of related patients with JH2 isolates. Spoligotyping and pattern of variable number of tandem repeats identified 10 molecular groups; two found by conventional methods were subdivided.
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  • Lok KH; Benjamin WH; Kimerling ME; Pruitt V; Mulcahy D; Robinson N; Keenan NB; Dunlap NE
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  • 1303
  • End Page

  • 1305
  • Volume

  • 8
  • Issue

  • 11