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What is multidrug-resistant TB and extensively drug-resistant tb?
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: MDR XDR
This is very bad. Tb expert is crucial!

In brief: MDR XDR
This is very bad. Tb expert is crucial!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Joel Gallant
MDR-TB is TB that's resistant to the two most important drugs: isoniazid and rifampin. XDR-TB is TB that's resistant to those two drugs as well as a member of the quinolone family of antibiotics and at least one of the other second-line injectable drugs. MDR-TB can be treated; XDR-TB is very hard to treat and has a high fatality rate.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Multidrug resistant TB is resistant to at least inh and rifampicin.
Extensively drug resistant is resistant to at least inh, rifampicin, and a quinolone and at least one of the following: kanamycin, capreomycin, or amikacin. In short, these are cases of TB where the bacterium is increasingly immune to the most important tools that we have to fight it.

In brief: See below
Multidrug resistant TB is resistant to at least inh and rifampicin.
Extensively drug resistant is resistant to at least inh, rifampicin, and a quinolone and at least one of the following: kanamycin, capreomycin, or amikacin. In short, these are cases of TB where the bacterium is increasingly immune to the most important tools that we have to fight it.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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