Indian Journal of Medical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 135  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 672--674

Consistency of standard laboratory strain Mycobacterium tuberculosis H 37 Rv with ethionamide susceptibility testing


R Lakshmi, Vanaja Kumar, Fathima Rahman, Ranjani Ramachandran 
 Department of Bacteriology, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR), Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Ranjani Ramachandran
Scientist DQEDQ, Department of Bacteriology, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR), Chetput, Chennai 600 031
India

Drug susceptibility pattern of standard Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H 37 Rv showed discrepancy in minimum inhibitory concentration method for ethionamide and consistent results were obtained for the other second line drugs namely, kanamycin and ofloxacin. It is, therefore, necessary to revisit the susceptibility testing method for ethionamide for effective clinical management of patients with drug resistant tuberculosis.


How to cite this article:
Lakshmi R, Kumar V, Rahman F, Ramachandran R. Consistency of standard laboratory strain Mycobacterium tuberculosis H 37 Rv with ethionamide susceptibility testing.Indian J Med Res 2012;135:672-674


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Lakshmi R, Kumar V, Rahman F, Ramachandran R. Consistency of standard laboratory strain Mycobacterium tuberculosis H 37 Rv with ethionamide susceptibility testing. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];135:672-674
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