volume 75, issue 3, P271-277 2006
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.75.271
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Abstract: Antibiotic susceptibility test of Mycobacterium leprae still relies on the time consuming methods based on the growth of M. leprae in the mouse footpad. Thus, the establishment of a rapid, simple and reliable method for the detection of drug-resistant M. leprae is one of the most urgent subjects in the treatment of leprosy patients. Recently, many data on the mutation of specific genes correlating with drug resistance have been accumulated. Application of these data permit the establishment of new gene diagnos…

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