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Table 1 Resistance and genotype profiles of MDR M. tuberculosis clinical isolates in Panama 2002-2004

From: High clustering rates of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosisgenotypes in Panama

Region N (%) Resistance profiles DRE-(GTG)5 clusters Spoligo international types
Colon 15 (40.5) a, b, c A, B, G, K 42, 46, 68
Chiriqui 10 (27.0) a, b, c A, C, D, F, H, I, J 42, 119, unknown
Metropolitana 5 (13.5) a, b B, C 42, 68
Panama Oeste 2 (5.4) b L, E 46
San Miguelito 2 (5.4) a, b B, M 42, 1366
Panama Este 1 (2.7) b L 119
Changuinola 1 (2.7) a H 17
Veraguas 1 (2.7) a N 42
  1. Note: Resistance profiles are classified as follows: a) INH, RFP; b) INH, RFP, SM; c) INH, RFP, SM, EMB.