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Table 3 The drug susceptibility patterns of M. tuberculosis isolated in different studies conducted in Nepal during different periods of time

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

  National survey 1996–1997 [21] National survey 1998–1999 [21] National survey 2001–2002 [21] Rijal et al. 2003–2004 [16] Subba et al. 2005–2006 [17] Pradhan et al. 2006–2007 [18] National survey 2006–2007 [21] Finding of our study 2013
  New cases Previously treated cases New cases Previously treated cases New cases Previously treated cases New cases Previously treated cases New cases Previously treated cases New cases Previously treated cases New cases Previously treated cases New cases Previously treated cases
Any drug resistance 9.8 % 0 13.2 % 28.6 % 11.0 % 40.9 % 36.8 % 75.2 % 64.5 % 74.8 % 46.5 % 67.2 % 4.7 % 25.3 % 21.4 % 35.5 %
Mono-drug resistance 5.7 % 0 7.6 % 11.6 % 7.0 % 13.0 % 23.7 % 32.3 % 20 % 23.6 % 24.3 % 25.9 % 9.1 % 6.1 % 14.3 % 6.5 %
Multidrug resistance 1.1 % 0 3.7 % 12.5 % 1.32 % 20.5 % 2.6 % 19.3 % 22.2 % 37.2 % 4.2 % 15.5 % 2.9 % 11.7 % 7.1 % 19.4 %
Resistance to all 4 first line drugs 0 0 1.8 % 9.8 % 0.8 % 9.4 % 2.6 % 11.8 % 6.7 % 18.8 % 0 6.9 % 1.8 % 6.8 % 4.8 % 15.1 %