[Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis].

  title={[Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis].},
  author={Christoph G. Lange and Martin P. Grobusch and Dirk Wagner},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={133 8},
Recently an increasing number of antibiotic-resistant MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS (MTB) strains have been described worldwide. The term XDR- (extensively drug-resistant) tuberculosis (TB) has been introduced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to characterize multi-drug-resistant MTB strains that are in vitro resistant against fluorochinolones and one of the injectible substances amikacin, capreomycin or kanamycin in addition to isoniazid and rifampin. Strains of XDR-MTB are currently… CONTINUE READING

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