The Condition of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Lineages and Resistances in Indonesia


Vivi Hendra Sutandar
Ziske Maritska


Background: Tuberculosis is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Indonesia ranks second worldwide in TB incidence in the country.

Content: The spread of the disease is happening across Indonesia. Each area of Indonesia had different types of lineage M. tuberculosis and TB incidence number. Drug resistance is threatening to society and it needs full attention and immediate medication to control the disease. Therefore, this paper is composed of reviews from 10 journals that reported drug resistance TB in several different locations in Indonesia using different methods available.

Conclusion: The number of TB cases and their lineages differ in each area in Indonesia, one of which is due to the availability of diagnostic tools and level of self-awareness in each area. There are reported findings of drug resistance TB in Indonesia that are concerning. Currently, many TB treatments are under development to produce the best therapy to treat the disease.



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