Correction: Transmission of Specific Genotype Streptomycin Resistant Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area in Japan

  • Akihiro Ohkado1Email author,

    Affiliated with

    • Yoshiro Murase2,

      Affiliated with

      • Masaaki Mori3,

        Affiliated with

        • Naoki Hasegawa4,

          Affiliated with

          • Goro Otsuka5,

            Affiliated with

            • Michiko Nagamine6,

              Affiliated with

              • Hideo Maeda6,

                Affiliated with

                • Kazuhiro Uchimura1,

                  Affiliated with

                  • Masako Ohmori1,

                    Affiliated with

                    • Norio Yamada7,

                      Affiliated with

                      • Shinji Maeda2,

                        Affiliated with

                        • Seiya Kato8,

                          Affiliated with

                          • Toru Mori8 and

                            Affiliated with

                            • Nobukatsu Ishikawa8

                              Affiliated with

                              BMC Infectious Diseases201010:79

                              DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-79

                              Received: 1 March 2010

                              Accepted: 29 March 2010

                              Published: 29 March 2010

                              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.

                              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.View 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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