Risk factors for mortality among MDR- and XDR-TB patients in a high HIV prevalence setting.

@article{Gandhi2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for mortality among MDR- and XDR-TB patients in a high HIV prevalence setting.},
  author={Neel R Gandhi and Jason Randolph Andrews and J C M Brust and Romualde Montreuil and Darren Weissman and Moonseong Heo and Anthony P. Moll and Gerald H. Friedland and Neha Shah},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={90-7}
}
SETTING Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in sub-Saharan Africa may be rising. This is of concern, as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection in multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB has been associated with exceedingly high mortality rates. OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with mortality in MDR- and XDR-TB patients co-infected with HIV in South Africa. DESIGN Case-control study of patients who… CONTINUE READING

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