Genotype distribution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Aegean Region and associated demographic factors


Cavusoglu C. , Yilmaz F. F. , Onmus I. R. D. , Bozdemir T., Tasli H. , Limoncu M. H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.47, no.5, pp.1593-1601, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1607-115
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1593-1601

Abstract

Background/aim: The Aegean Region is the second-ranking region in Turkey according to the Human Development Index and population density and it hosts 1/8 of Turkey's population. Izmir is the largest city of the region, receiving internal migration both from inside and outside the region. The tuberculosis incidence in Izmir is lower than overall in Turkey: 17.7/100,000 in 2011. Our aims were to determine genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates; to explore possible associations between genotypes with case-demographic data, clinical presentation, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns; and to determine variations in genotype distribution of strains isolated in Ege University Hospital, Izmir.