Increasing Drug Resistance in Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, South Africa
Published Date:Mar 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(3):510-513.
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
Description:We expanded second-line tuberculosis (TB) drug susceptibility testing for extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from South Africa. Of 19 patients with extensively drug-resistant TB identified during February 2008-April 2009, 13 (68%) had isolates resistant to all 8 drugs tested. This resistance leaves no effective treatment with available drugs in South Africa.
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