Metagenomics of Imported Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium leprae, Saudi Arabia, 2017

Abstract
Using shotgun metagenomics, we identified an imported case of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium leprae in a Filipino resident of Saudi Arabia in 2017. We determined the phylogenomic lineage (3K1) and identified mutations in rpoB and rrs corresponding to the multidrug-resistance phenotype clinically observed. Metagenomics sequencing can be used to identify multidrug-resistant M. leprae.

Citation
Guan, Q., Almutairi, T. S., Alhalouli, T., Pain, A., & Alasmari, F. (2020). Metagenomics of Imported Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium leprae, Saudi Arabia, 2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(3), 615–617. doi:10.3201/eid2603.190661

Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Journal
Emerging Infectious Diseases

DOI
10.3201/eid2603.190661

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http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/3/19-0661_article.htm

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