"Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis" may be nontuberculous mycobacteria.

@article{Shahraki2015MultidrugresistantTM,
  title={"Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis" may be nontuberculous mycobacteria.},
  author={Abdolrazagh Hashemi Shahraki and Parvin Heidarieh and Saeed Zaker Bostanabad and Azar Dokht Khosravi and Mohammad Sadegh Hashemzadeh and Solmaz Khandan and M Delfan Biranvand and Dean E Schraufnagel and Mehdi Mirsaeidi},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          279-84
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) presents a great challenge to public health, especially for developing countries. Some nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause the similar clinical and radiological characteristics with tuberculosis. We aimed to identify the frequency of NTM infections among subjects who were suspected to have MDR-TB due to lack of response to anti-TB treatment. METHODS This retrospective study evaluated patients with suspected MDR-TB due to lack of… CONTINUE READING
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