Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis as a cause of death in patients co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV in a rural area of South Africa

@article{Gandhi2006ExtensivelyDT,
  title={Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis as a cause of death in patients co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV in a rural area of South Africa},
  author={Neel R Gandhi and Anthony P. Moll and Adriaan Willem Sturm and Robert Pawinski and Gerald Friedland},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368},
  pages={1575-1580}
}
BACKGROUND The epidemics of HIV-1 and tuberculosis in South Africa are closely related. High mortality rates in co-infected patients have improved with antiretroviral therapy, but drug-resistant tuberculosis has emerged as a major cause of death. We assessed the prevalence and consequences of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis in a rural area in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. METHODS We undertook enhanced surveillance for drug-resistant tuberculosis with… CONTINUE READING
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