Molecular diagnosis, detection of drug resistance and epidemiology of tuberculosis

Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Sep;56(5):204-8.


Tuberculosis remains one of the most common and important infectious diseases worldwide. Early diagnosis and detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance is vital for good clinical management and improving public health generally.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Genetic Techniques*
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / genetics*
  • Phenotype
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tuberculosis / drug therapy
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology*
  • Tuberculosis / microbiology*


  • DNA, Bacterial