Incidence and Risk Factors for Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Delhi Region

@inproceedings{Porwal2013IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and Risk Factors for Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Delhi Region},
  author={Chhavi Porwal and Amit Kaushik and Nayani Makkar and Jayant Nagesh Banavaliker and M. C. L. Hanif and Rupak Singla and Anuj Kumar Bhatnagar and Digamber Behera and Jitendra Nath Pande and Urvashi B Singh},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND India with a major burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) does not have national level data on this hazardous disease. Since 2006, emergence of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) is considered a serious threat to global TB control. This study highlights the demographic and clinical risk factors associated with XDR-TB in Delhi. METHODS The study was conducted during April 2007 to May 2010. Six hundred eleven MDR-TB suspects were enrolled from four tertiary care… CONTINUE READING

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