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Mutations In The Gyra Of M Tuberculosis
Author: Dookie N, Sturm Aw, Moodley P
Publisher: Derivative Works
6 pages
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Type of publication: Article
ISBN/ISSN: 1178-6973
DOI: 10.2147/65417
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Objectives: Moxifloxacin (MXF) has been advocated for the treatment of extensively drugresistant (XDR) tuberculosis despite resistance to older-generation fluoroquinolones. We investigated the relationship between the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of MXF and mutations in the gyrA and gyrB genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) isolates from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province of South Africa. Materials and methods: MICs of 56 MTB isolates were compared to the mutations in the quinolone resistance-determining region known to confer fluoroquinolone resistance. Isolates were genotyped by IS6110 restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Results: The circulating F15/LAM4/KZN XDR strain circulating in KZN Province harbored the A90V mutation and displayed high-level resistance with MICs of 8 mg/L for ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin and $1 mg/L for MXF. Conclusion: The inclusion of MXF in XDR-TB treatment regimens requires careful consideration in our setting, where clinical outcome data in MXF-containing regimens are unavailable N, Sturm AW, Moodley P

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