Management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Italy.

  title={Management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Italy.},
  author={Giovanni Ferrara and Luca Richeldi and Massimiliano Bugiani and Daniela Cirillo and Giorgio Besozzi and Sandra Nutini and L Gobio Casali and Franco Fiorentini and Luigi Ruffo Codecasa and Giovanni Battista Migliori},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={9 5},
SETTING SMIRA (Italian Study on Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance) network, 46 major clinical units and 22 laboratories nationwide in Italy. OBJECTIVES To determine the main features, adherence to WHO guidelines and the outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients enrolled from January 1995 to December 1999. DESIGN Observational study, preceded by proficiency testing, according to WHO recommendations. Results were stratified by appropriate and inappropriate regimens… CONTINUE READING

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