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Multidrug resistance tuberculosis - current problems

Katarzyna Kruczak, Ewa Niżankowska-Mogilnicka
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2009;77(3):276-283.

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Vol 77, No 3 (2009)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2009-04-23
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

The rising occurrence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), defined as resistance to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, is a serious worldwide problem. The treatment of MDR-TB with alternative chemotherapy is difficult due to side-effects and treatment duration. It is also very expensive and sometimes unsuccessful. DOTS and DOTS-Plus strategy are necessary to achieve a good tuberculosis control.

Abstract

The rising occurrence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), defined as resistance to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, is a serious worldwide problem. The treatment of MDR-TB with alternative chemotherapy is difficult due to side-effects and treatment duration. It is also very expensive and sometimes unsuccessful. DOTS and DOTS-Plus strategy are necessary to achieve a good tuberculosis control.
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Keywords

multidrug resistant tuberculosis; extensively drug resistant tuberculosis; DOTS-Plus

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Title

Multidrug resistance tuberculosis - current problems

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 77, No 3 (2009)

Pages

276-283

Published online

2009-04-23

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2009;77(3):276-283.

Keywords

multidrug resistant tuberculosis
extensively drug resistant tuberculosis
DOTS-Plus

Authors

Katarzyna Kruczak
Ewa Niżankowska-Mogilnicka

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