Resistant TB: Newer Drugs and Community Approach.

  title={Resistant TB: Newer Drugs and Community Approach.},
  author={D. Gothi and J. Joshi},
  journal={Recent patents on anti-infective drug discovery},
  volume={6 1},
  • D. Gothi, J. Joshi
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Recent patents on anti-infective drug discovery
Drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) is a serious problem compromising both the treatment and control programs. Poor usage of the available anti TB drugs has led to progressive drug resistance-multi drug resistance (MDR), extensively drug-resistance (XDR) and even total drug resistance (TDR). While drug sensitive TB is completely curable, MDR-TB is difficult to treat, XDR and TDR are often fatal. Non availability of new drugs to treat drug resistant cases further complicates the problem. The… Expand
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