Consequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetic diversity in the context of HIV co-infection for laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis in Africa

Authored by: Willy Ssengooba
Thesis Universiteit van Amsterdam
Promotor(s): F.G.J. Cobelens
Copromotor(s): F.C.M. van Leth
Date of thesis defense: 13/09/2017

Willy Ssengooba’s thesis evaluates the consequences of the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, for diagnosis of this disease tuberculosis in Africa, often in HIV co-infected patients. It addresses three main sub-themes around M. tuberculosis genetic diversity; laboratory diagnosis, clinical presentation of tuberculosis disease and resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs. Read more