Rapid impact of effective treatment on transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

@article{Dharmadhikari2014RapidIO,
  title={Rapid impact of effective treatment on transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.},
  author={Ashwin S Dharmadhikari and Matsie Mphahlele and Kobus Venter and Anton Carel Stoltz and Rirhandzu Valley Mathebula and Thabiso Masotla and Martie L. van der Walt and Marcello A Pagano and P. Scavenius Jensen and Ed Nardell},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1019-25}
}
BACKGROUND Effective treatment for drug-susceptible tuberculosis (TB) rapidly renders patients non-infectious, long before conversion of sputum acid-fast smear or culture to negative. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients on treatment are currently assumed to remain infectious for months. While the resources required for prolonged hospitalization are a… CONTINUE READING