Medical Sciences

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Molecular epidemiology and genetic characterization of M. tuberculosis from HIV seronegative and HIV seropositive patients

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Medical Sciences

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Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases

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Dr. Sarman Singh, Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Dr. Upasna Agarwal, Professor, National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), New Delhi

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Executive Summary :

There has been a vast collection of literature and research done on genotyping tuberculosis, but the predominant MTB strain in HIV patients has not yet been greatly explored especially in the Indian population. Thus using these molecular tools we have evaluated the predominant MTB genotype in HIV positive and HIV negative patients and by comparing Spoligotyping and MIRU-VNTR techniques.


Dr. Digambar Behera, Professor, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Dr. Niti Singh, Scientist, National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), New Delhi

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