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Peripheral neuropathy associated with treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

@article{Shin2003PeripheralNA,
  title={Peripheral neuropathy associated with treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.},
  author={Sonya S. Shin and Anne Hyson and Carmen Casta{\~n}eda and Epifanio Felim{\'o}n Guerra S{\'a}nchez and F{\'e}lix {\'A}lcantara and Carole D. Mitnick and Mary C. Smith Fawzi and Jaime Andr{\'e}s Bayona and Paul Farmer and Jim Y. Kim and Jennifer Furin},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          347-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review the incidence and management of peripheral neuropathy in patients receiving therapy for MDR-TB. METHODS A case series with retrospective chart review of 75 patients who initiated individualized therapy for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Lima, Peru, between 1 August 1996 and 31 January 1999. RESULTS All patients had confirmed MDR-TB and were receiving individualized therapy, comprised of an average of six drugs. Ten (13%) of these patients presented with… CONTINUE READING

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