Treatment Outcomes Highlight Dangers Of Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 11:35 in Health & Medicine

In a retrospective study of 174 tuberculosis patients, patients with extensively-drug-resistant tuberculosis were almost eight times as likely to die as patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The study highlights the need for optimal management of multidrug resistant cases to prevent the progression to XDR-TB.

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