Molecular detection methods of resistance to antituberculosis drugs in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2017
Source:Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Author(s): F. Brossier, W. Sougakoff
ObjectiveMolecular methods predict drug resistance several weeks before phenotypic methods and enable rapid implementation of appropriate therapeutic treatment. We aimed to detail the most representative molecular tools used in routine practice for the rapid detection of resistance to antituberculosis drugs among Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains.Materials and methodsThe molecular diagnosis of resistance to antituberculosis drugs in clinical samples or from in vitro...