Overview of the antibiotic resistance profiles of the strains analyzed. A total of 97 M. tuberculosis and M. africanum strains from smear positive, previously treated patients from Sierra Leone was included in this study. Samples were collected in 2003 and 2004 in the Western Area and Kenema districts. Of the strains analyzed 74 were M. tuberculosis and 23 were M. africanum strains. Abbreviations: INH, isoniazid; RIF, rifampin; SM, streptomycin; EMB, ethambutol; PZA, pyrazinamide; R, resistance.