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Antibiogram – MTB (Ethionamide)

Antibiogram test or Antimicrobial Susceptibility testing is performed to measure the susceptibility of microbes to certain antibiotics. Antibiogram – MTB (Ethionamide) test checks for the sensitivity or resistance of MTB to the antibiotic – Ethionamide. Ethionamide, a nicotinamide derivative is a second-line drug that belongs to the thioamides group of antibiotics and is used with other medications to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) infection. The concentration of the drug determines whether it has bactericidal or bacteriostatic action on susceptible organisms and is believed to inhibit mycolic acid synthesis.


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