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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients. IVDU: intravenous drug user

From: Rapid clonal analysis of recurrent tuberculosis by direct MIRU-VNTR typing on stored isolates

PATIENT SEX AGE RISK FACTORS EPISODES* EVIDENCE OF NON-ADHERENCE TO THERAPY CLONAL HETEROGENEITY
A Female 44   9 (4) + +
B Male 50 IVDU 2 +  
C Male 46   4 (2)   
D Male 45 HIV+, IVDU, Prison 2 +  
E Male 28   3 +  
F Male 57 Alcoholism 4 (3)   
G Male 52 Alcoholism 2 +  
H Male 32 HIV+, IVDU 4 +  
I Female 31 HIV+, IVDU 2   +
J Male 46 HIV+, IVDU 2   +
K Male 46 HIV+, Alcoholism 2   +
L Male 53 IVDU, Alcoholism, Prison 3 (2)   +
M Male 53   2   
  1. *: The number of episodes with MTB isolates that could be analyzed by MIRU-VNTR are indicated in brackets.