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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; (MDR TB)
  • Published Date:
    May 2012
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination.
  • Series:
    TB elimination
  • Description:
    What is tuberculosis (TB)? -- What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)? -- What is extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)? -- How is TB spread? -- How does drug resistance happen? -- Who is at risk for getting MDR TB? -- How can MDR TB be prevented? -- Is there a vaccine to prevent TB? -- What should I do if I think I have been exposed to someone with TB disease? -- What are the symptoms of TB disease? -- Additional Information

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. In most cases, TB is treatable and curable; however, persons with TB can die if they do not get proper treatment. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is caused by an organism that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent TB drugs. These drugs are used to treat all persons with TB disease.

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