Drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis in western Turkey: prevalence, clinical characteristics and treatment outcome.

@article{Surucuoglu2005DrugresistantPT,
  title={Drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis in western Turkey: prevalence, clinical characteristics and treatment outcome.},
  author={Suheyla Surucuoglu and Nuri Ozkutuk and Pinar Çelik and H{\"o}r{\"u} Gazi and G{\"o}n{\"u}l Dinç and Semra Kurutepe and Galip Koroglu and Yavuz Havlucu and Gulgun Tuncay},
  journal={Annals of Saudi medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={313-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although high antituberculosis (anti-TB) drug resistance rates have been reported in Turkey, the clinical characteristics and implications for the outcome of anti-TB treatment have not been fully investigated. We determined the prevalence of anti-TB drug resistance and examined demographic data, clinical characteristics and treatment outcome in… CONTINUE READING