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Totally drug-resistant and extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis: the same disease?

Migliori, Giovanni Battista and Centis, Rosella and D'Ambrosio, Lia and Spanevello, Antonio and Borroni, Emanuele and Cirillo, Daniela Maria and Sotgiu, Giovanni (2012) Totally drug-resistant and extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis: the same disease? Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 54 (9), p. 1379-1380. ISSN 1058-4838. Article.

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DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis128

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Abstract

The emergence of totally drug-resistant (TDR) tuberculosis in India and Iran has been recently discussed in the literature. The 15 TDR tuberculosis cases previously described in Iran were cited as resistant to “all first-line drugs (FLDs) and second-line drugs (SLDs)” [1, 2]. The 4 Mumbai cases were resistant to all FLDs (isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, streptomycin) and SLDs tested (ofloxacin, moxifloxacin, kanamycin, amikacin, capreomycin, para-aminosalicylic acid, ethionamide).

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8021
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Totally drug-resistant (TDR) tuberculosis, Extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XXDR), Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Biomediche
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISSN:1058-4838
Copyright Holders:© The Author 2012
Deposited On:08 Oct 2012 15:39

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