Fatal case of extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype infection in an injecting drug user, Athens, Greece, 2012.

@article{Leuow2013FatalCO,
  title={Fatal case of extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype infection in an injecting drug user, Athens, Greece, 2012.},
  author={Kirsten Leuow and Dimitrios Papaventsis and S Kourkoundi and Panayotis Ioannidis and Simona Karabela and Stamatoula Tsikrika and Ioanna Marinou and Athanasios Papavasileiou and Marc E. Stone and Francis A. Drobniewski and V Paparisos and Evangelos D. Vogiatzakis},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 12}
}
We present the first fatal case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in an injecting drug user (IDU) in Athens, Greece, co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus and discuss the implications for public health. Despite immediate initiation of treatment, the patient's condition gradually deteriorated and he died 16 days after hospital admission because of multiple organ failure. The contact tracing investigation revealed no further infections among the… CONTINUE READING

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