Recent advances in the medical and surgical treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

@article{Lalloo2006RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in the medical and surgical treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis},
  author={Umesh G. Lalloo and Rishendran Naidoo and Anish Ambaram},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={179–185}
}
Purpose of review Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is a serious clinical problem. Extension of drug resistance to second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs in the form of the W-strain is cause for alarm. There is an urgent need for more rapid recognition of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and newer therapeutic agents. This review summarizes the recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis including surgery and new developments. Recent findings Multidrug… 
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