Beijing lineage of MDR Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Bulgaria, 2007-2011

Stefan Panaiotov, Elizabeta Bachiyska, Stanislava Yordanova, Yuliana Atanasova, Nadia Brankova, Viktoria Levterova, Sarah Sengstake, Richard Anthony, Indra Bergval, Christophe Sola, Todor Kantardjiev

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To assess the spread of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype among patients with multidrug-resistant and extensively resistant tuberculosis in Bulgaria, we genotyped 188 (72%) of 261 microbiologically confirmed resistant isolates obtained during 2007-2011. The estimated prevalence of the Beijing genotype among these patients was 3.2%.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1899-1901
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Antitubercular Agents/pharmacology
  • Bulgaria/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Genotype
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis/classification
  • Phenotype
  • Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant/epidemiology


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