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Independent origin of mono-rifampin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in patients with AIDS.

Historically, infections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis have been treated simultaneously with isoniazid and rifampin. As a consequence of this combined therapy, strains resistant only to rifampin were rarely recovered. However, recently there has been an increasing number of reports describing HIV-positive patients infected with mono-rifampin-resistant M. tuberculosis strains. Organisms cultured from seven patients (including six with AIDS) with infections caused by mono-rifampin-resistant M. tuberculosis, and seen at one New York City hospital, were analyzed by molecular techniques to test the hypothesis that dissemination of a single clone had occurred. IS6110 DNA fingerprinting and automated DNA sequencing of a region of the RNA polymerase beta subunit structural gene (rpoB) containing mutations that confer rifampin resistance showed that all organisms independently acquired the mono-rifampin-resistant phenotype. Molecular analysis of mono-rifampin-resistant organisms cultured from 13 additional patients in New York City confirmed independent strain origin. The data rule out the possibility of person-to-person strain transmission among these patients, and they suggest that host factors such as poor compliance with antituberculosis medications or decreased absorption of rifampin have been a driving force in the origin of these strains.[1]


  1. Independent origin of mono-rifampin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in patients with AIDS. Lutfey, M., Della-Latta, P., Kapur, V., Palumbo, L.A., Gurner, D., Stotzky, G., Brudney, K., Dobkin, J., Moss, A., Musser, J.M., Kreiswirth, B.N. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. (1996) [Pubmed]
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