Characteristics of Indian tubercle bacilli

Bhatia, A. L. (1961) Characteristics of Indian tubercle bacilli Ind J Chest Dis, 3. pp. 147-153.

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As result of the studies undertaken during the last 4 years at the Tuberculosis Chemotherapy Centre, Madras, some characteristics of Indian tubercle bacilli that differ from those of British tubercle bacilli have been observed. These factors relate to their virulence in the Guinea pig, susceptibility to hydrogen peroxide, and drug sensitivity. The Indian and British cultures are, however, closely similar in the majority of their in vitro characteristics. Before proceeding further, it must be emphasized that the findings reported in this paper apply to cultures obtained from a rather selected group of patients. These patients presented themselves because of symptoms and the vast majorities of them were positive on smear examination and had moderately or far advanced disease. Furthermore, all the patients were residents of Madras City.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis, Tubercle bacilli, India, Characteristics
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory
Institutions: National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai
Depositing User: admin
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 12:17
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2013 12:17

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