Treatment and outcome analysis of 205 patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

  title={Treatment and outcome analysis of 205 patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.},
  author={Edward D. Chan and Valerie L Laurel and Matthew J. Strand and Julanie F Chan and Mai-Lan N Huynh and Marian Goble and Michael D. Iseman},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={169 10},
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that are resistant at least to rifampin and isoniazid, entails extended treatment, expensive and toxic regimens, and higher rates of treatment failure and death. We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes in 205 patients treated at our center for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, with strains resistant to a median of six drugs, and compared the results with those of our previous series. Logistic regression… CONTINUE READING
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