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Erratum to: Transmission of Specific Genotype Streptomycin Resistant Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosisin the Tokyo Metropolitan Area in Japan

  • Akihiro Ohkado1Email author,
  • Yoshiro Murase2,
  • Masaaki Mori3,
  • Naoki Hasegawa4,
  • Goro Otsuka5,
  • Michiko Nagamine6,
  • Hideo Maeda6,
  • Kazuhiro Uchimura1,
  • Masako Ohmori1,
  • Norio Yamada7,
  • Shinji Maeda2,
  • Seiya Kato8,
  • Toru Mori8 and
  • Nobukatsu Ishikawa8
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series ¿ open, inclusive and trusted201010:79

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-79

Received: 1 March 2010

Accepted: 29 March 2010

Published: 29 March 2010

The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2009 9:138

Correction

We noticed a one-digit error on the tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20 after the publication of our article [1]. This was due to a typing error. The tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20 should be 2 instead of 1. All the figures indicating the tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20, i.e. the fifth digit of the VNTR profile from the left end of the set of digits, should be corrected in the text and correct information is provided in the revised Table 1. The first 12 digits of the VNTR profiles in the Methods part and Results part as well as in the Table 1 should read as 223325173533- instead of 223315173533- (Table 1).
Table 1

Patient and VNTR Profiles whose M.tuberculosis Indicated M-strains

No.

M-strain

Type

(*1)

Year

Patient

Registered

TB

Diagnosis

(*2)

Sex

(*3)

Age

(years old)

Internet-café

Use

(*4)

Homeless

(*5)

Drug

Resistance

(*6)

VNTR profiles

(*7)

1

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

2

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

3

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

4

M5

2004

univ

M

22

Yes

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

5

M5

2004

univ

F

21

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

6

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

7

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

8

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

9

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM & INH

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

10

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM & INH

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

11

M5

2004

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-88 2 443 4 -4337

12

M5

2005

univ

F

unknown

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

13

M5

2005

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

14

M5

2005

univ

M

24

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

15

M5

2005

univ

M

21

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

16

M5

2005

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

17

M5

2005

univ

M

23

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

18

M5

2005

univ

M

22

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 4 -4337

19

M5

2006

s

M

58

No

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

20

M5

2007

s

M

39

Yes

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 5 3-884443 3 -4337

21

M4

2003

s

M

59

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

22

M4

2004

univ

M

22

Yes

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

23

M4

2004

univ

M

24

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

24

M4

2004

Ob

M

24

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

25

M4

2004

Ob

M

35

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

26

M4

2004

ka

M

49

No

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

27

M4

2004

ka

M

31

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

28

M4

2004

ka

M

41

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

29

M4

2004

s

M

65

Yes

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

30

M4

2005

Ob(ka)

M

47

Yes

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

31

M4

2005

Ob(s)

M

28

Yes

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

32

M4

2005

Ob

M

31

Yes

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

33

M4

2005

Ob

M

25

Yes

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

34

M4

2005

ka

M

30

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

35

M4

2005

ka

F

56

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

36

M4

2005

ka

M

45

Yes

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

37

M4

2006

ka

M

67

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

38

M4

2006

ka

M

58

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

39

M4

2006

s

F

33

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

40

M4

2007

ka

M

46

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

41

M4

2007

ka

M

54

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

42

M4

2007

ka

M

44

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3- 6 84443 3 -4337

43

M4

2007

ka

F

39

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

44

M4

2007

ka

M

55

No

No

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

45

M4

2007

s

M

50

Yes

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

46

M4

2007

s

M

45

No

Yes

SM

223325173533-42 4 3-884443 3 -4337

*1: "M4" indicates the M4-substrain with four tandem repeat copies at the ETR C locus. "M5" indicates the M5-substrain with five tandem repeat copies at the ETR C locus.

*2: "univ" indicates a TB patient detected through the contact investigation related to the tuberculosis outbreak at the university campus mentioned in the text.

"Ob" indicates a TB patient detected through contact investigations related to tuberculosis outbreak incidents other than the one at the university campus mentioned above.

"s" indicates a TB patient detected through the population-based DNA fingerprinting surveillance of M.tuberculosis in Shinjuku City.

"ka" indicates a TB patient detected through the hospital-based DNA fingerprinting surveillance of M.tuberculosis in Kawasaki City.

*3: "M" indicates male and "F" indicates female.

*4: "Yes" indicates a TB patient who claimed to have a past history of the use of some internet cafés in the TMA within the past two years.

*5: A homeless person is defined as a person whose legal address is unknown or unstable at least within the past two years.

*6: Anti-tuberculosis agents the isolated M.tuberculosis indicated resistance. "SM" stands for Streptomycin, "INH" stands for Isoniazid.

*7: The 12 digits at the first part of the VNTR profile indicate the tandem repeat copy numbers according to the following loci set order: MIRU2, MIRU4, MIRU10, MIRU16, MIRU20, MIRU23, MIRU24, MIRU26, MIRU27, MIRU31, MIRU39, MIRU40 (Reference 5).

The 4 digits at the second part of the VNTR profile indicate the tandem repeat copy numbers according to the following loci set order: ETR A, ETR B, ETR C, ETR F (Reference 6).

The 7 digits at the third part of the VNTR profile indicate the tandem repeat copy numbers according to the following loci set order: QUB11b, QUB26, Mtub04, Mtub21, Mtub30, Mtub39, VNTR4156 (Reference 7).

The 4 digits at the last part of the VNTR profile indicate the tandem repeat copy numbers according to the following loci set order: QUB15, Mtub24, VNTR2372, VNTR3336 (Reference 8).

We do apologize to readers for any misunderstanding or inconvenience caused by this error.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
(2)
Department of Reference for Mycobacteria, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
(3)
Health Centre, Keio University
(4)
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Keio University
(5)
Department of Health and Clinical Medicine, Bureau of Health and Welfare
(6)
Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
(7)
Department of International Cooperation, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
(8)
Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association

References

  1. Ohkado Akihiro, Murase Yoshiro, Mori Masaaki, Hasegawa Naoki, Otsuka Goro, Nagamine Michiko, Maeda Hideo, Uchimura Kazuhiro, Ohmori Masako, Yamada Norio, Maeda Shinji, Kato Seiya, Mori Toru, Ishikawa Nobukatsu: Transmission of Specific Genotype Streptomycin Resistant Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area in Japan. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2009, 9: 138-10.1186/1471-2334-9-138.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMed
  2. Pre-publication history

    1. The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here:http://​www.​biomedcentral.​com/​1471-2334/​10/​79/​prepub

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