A 30-year-old member asked:
What is drug resistant tuberculosis?
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Geriatrics 30 years experience
Extremely dangerous!: Statistically speaking, when you take antibiotics, you want to kill 100% of bad bacteria (tuberculosis). However, even if you take meds as directed, at best you might get rid of 99.99999% which leaves 0.00001% hanging around who've figured out what to do against that antibiotic. If you don't take as directed, even more will be left behind w/secret to defend against antibiotic & voila drug resistan.
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Infectious Disease 49 years experience
As it says: Tb that is resistant to the two best drugs, inh and rifampin, is called mulridrug resistant tb.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2018
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