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

Qingtian Guan, Talal S. Almutairi, Tahani Alhalouli, Arnab Pain, Faisal Alasmari

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-617
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 4 2020

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