MDR tuberculosis

MDR tuberculosis

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.
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Moreover, the findings of the current study will assist to understand molecular mechanisms of drug resistance and in the use of molecular-based techniques for rapid diagnosis of MDR tuberculosis in high burden TB regions like Pakistan.
We did not assess HIV status, which is required to assess such high prevalence of MDR tuberculosis in our studies.
Statistically 97% of the TB patients infected with drug sensitive SIT41 MTB strain develop MDR tuberculosis.
MDR tuberculosis cases have to be treated with second line drugs which are more toxic more expensive and less effective.
With ease of international travel, and increased rates of MDR tuberculosis in eastern Europe, central Asia, and elsewhere, the threat and range of the spread of untreatable tuberculosis is very real," the report said.
However, TB action has to be scaled up from all dimensions to meet the growing challenges with regard to both simple and uncomplicated Tuberculosis and drug resistant or MDR Tuberculosis.
PETTS was launched in 2003 to determine risk factors for and frequency of acquired resistance to second-line therapies in people with MDR tuberculosis.
Conclusion: The rising pattern of MDR tuberculosis is of great concern.
Contributing to the trend toward MDR tuberculosis, poor compliance with therapy, and inadequate therapy also remains the most common mechanism by which resistant organisms develop.
People with MDR tuberculosis who do not (or cannot) follow treatment protocol may develop "extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB--that resists practically every known drug at doctors' disposal.
It requires rapid, concerted action and close collaboration among government, non-government and private organizations to control MDR tuberculosis (21).