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Table 1 Drug susceptibility patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from new and previously treated cases of pulmonary tuberculosis

From: Drug susceptibility patterns of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from previously treated and new cases of pulmonary tuberculosis at German-Nepal tuberculosis project laboratory, Kathmandu, Nepal

Susceptibility patterns Total cases (N = 135)
n (%)
New cases (N = 42)
n (%)
Previously treated cases (N = 93)
n (%)
Any drug resistance 42 (31.1) 9 (21.4) 33 (35.5)
Any isoniazid resistance 31 (23) 3 (7.1) 28 (30.1)
Any rifampicin resistance 24 (17.8) 4 (9.5) 20 (21.5)
Mono isoniazid resistance 2 (1.5) 0 2 (2.2)
Mono rifampicin resistance 2 (1.5) 1 (2.4) 1 (1.1)
MDR-TB 21 (15.6) 3 (7.1) 18 (19.4)
Poly-resistant TB (resistant to more than one drug, but not MDR-TB) 9 (6.7) 0 9 (9.7)