Exogenous reinfection with multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient

Tuber Lung Dis. 1995 Dec;76(6):575-7. doi: 10.1016/0962-8479(95)90537-5.


We used restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism (RFLP) DNA fingerprinting to document exogenous reinfection with a multidrug-resistant strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient. Molecular epidemiologic studies using RFLP analysis may elucidate the epidemiology of exogenous reinfection with M. tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence*
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / chemistry
  • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
  • Recurrence
  • Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant / immunology
  • Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant / microbiology


  • DNA, Bacterial