Changing the game for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

  title={Changing the game for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis},
  author={Bharathi Ghanashyam},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • Bharathi Ghanashyam
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Sushma from Karnataka, southern India, was diagnosed with multidrugresistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in October, 2014. She is registered for the government directly observed therapy plus regimen and her treatment will last for 2 years. After 17 months of treatment, two of her most recent sputum cultures have been negative. But she does not feel better and continues to complain of fatigue, body ache, and a cough that does not go away. Contrasting Sushma’s situation is that of Ali’s in Bangladesh… CONTINUE READING