1.Relatively low primary drug resistant tuberculosis in southwestern Ethiopia.
Abebe G1, Abdissa K, Abdissa A, Apers L, Agonafir M, de-Jong BC, Colebunders R. BMC Res Notes. 2012 May 10;5:225. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-225.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) in Ethiopia in general, and Jimma area in particular, is not well documented. We conducted a study at Jimma University specialized hospital in southwest Ethiopia among new cases of smear positive TB patients to determine the pattern of resistance to first-line drugs.