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What is drug-resistant tb?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Emerging threat

Tb is a bacteria that is killed by certain antibiotics.
When the antibiotic is unable to kill the bacteria, because said bacteria found a way to defend against the antibiotic, then they have become resistant. This is a concern since we have a limited number of effective antibiotics, when we loose them, we cannot treat TB anymore.

In brief: Emerging threat

Tb is a bacteria that is killed by certain antibiotics.
When the antibiotic is unable to kill the bacteria, because said bacteria found a way to defend against the antibiotic, then they have become resistant. This is a concern since we have a limited number of effective antibiotics, when we loose them, we cannot treat TB anymore.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Name says it all

TB is known as a cause of human disease as far back as cave man times giving it a long time to adapt to its human host.
TB has a very slow reproduction rate which makes it hard for antibiotics to kill. Antibiotics usually work by stopping reproduction & letting the germ die without new ones forming. Over the years the germ has adapted & found a way to continue reproducing in spite of many abx

In brief: Name says it all

TB is known as a cause of human disease as far back as cave man times giving it a long time to adapt to its human host.
TB has a very slow reproduction rate which makes it hard for antibiotics to kill. Antibiotics usually work by stopping reproduction & letting the germ die without new ones forming. Over the years the germ has adapted & found a way to continue reproducing in spite of many abx
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Bad

There is mdr and xdr different medications are required.
A TB expert is essential.

In brief: Bad

There is mdr and xdr different medications are required.
A TB expert is essential.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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