Sergo Vashakidze

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The pathogenesis of increasing drug resistance among patients with multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis undergoing treatment is poorly understood. Increasing drug resistance found among Mycobacterium tuberculosis recovered from cavitary isolates compared with paired sputum isolates suggests pulmonary cavities may play a role in the(More)
BACKGROUND The country of Georgia has a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. PURPOSE To determine whether HCV co-infection increases the risk of incident drug-induced hepatitis among patients on first-line anti-TB drug therapy. METHODS Prospective cohort study; HCV serology was obtained on all study subjects at the(More)
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