Acquired Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Poor Outcomes among Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

@inproceedings{Kempker2015AcquiredDR,
  title={Acquired Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Poor Outcomes among Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis},
  author={Russell Ryan Kempker and Maia Kipiani and Veriko Mirtskhulava and Nestani Tukvadze and Matthew J Magee and Henry M Blumberg},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
Rates and risk factors for acquired drug resistance and association with outcomes among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) are not well defined. In an MDR TB cohort from the country of Georgia, drug susceptibility testing for second-line drugs (SLDs) was performed at baseline and every third month. Acquired resistance was defined as any… CONTINUE READING

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