Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Burkina Faso
Published Date:May 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(5):840-842.
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:Because data from countries in Africa are limited, we measured the proportion of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) cases among TB patients in Burkina Faso for whom retreatment was failing. Of 34 patients with multidrug-resistant TB, 2 had an XDR TB strain. Second-line TB drugs should be strictly controlled to prevent further XDR TB increase.
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