Annals of African Medicine

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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 184--187

Pilot study on multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Nigeria


L Lawson1, AG Habib2, MI Okobi3, D Idiong1, I Olajide1, N Emenyonu1, N Onuoha1, LE Cuevas4, SO Ogiri5 
1 Zankli Medical Centre, Plot 1021 Shehu YarAdua Way, Abuja, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, PMB 3452, Kano; Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Abuja, Nigeria
3 Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
4 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
5 World Health Organization (WHO), Liaison Office, PMB 208, Minna, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
A G Habib
Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, PMB 3452, Kano
Nigeria

Background: Drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) has lately emerged and it represents a serious public health problem. We set out to determine drug resistance among TB patients. Methods: Using automated BACTEC cultures, multidrug resistant-tuberculosis (MDR-TB) was investigated in 117 diagnosed cases in Abuja, Nigeria. Results: Ten (31%) of 32 culture-positive patients were resistant to at least one and four (13%) to all of the four drugs tested. No association between drug resistance and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was found. Conclusions: MDR-TB is present in Nigeria and larger studies are urgently required. TB clinical management and control efforts should be improved.


How to cite this article:
Lawson L, Habib A G, Okobi M I, Idiong D, Olajide I, Emenyonu N, Onuoha N, Cuevas L E, Ogiri S O. Pilot study on multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Nigeria.Ann Afr Med 2010;9:184-187


How to cite this URL:
Lawson L, Habib A G, Okobi M I, Idiong D, Olajide I, Emenyonu N, Onuoha N, Cuevas L E, Ogiri S O. Pilot study on multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Nigeria. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];9:184-187
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