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Extensively drug-resistant TB can be cured if managed aggressively

KEY POINT

 

Aggressive management of 48 adult patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) resulted in a 60% cure rate, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine

SOURCES

Mitnick CD et al. Comprehensive treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:563–74.

Raviglione MC. Facing extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a hope and a challenge [editorial]. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:636–8.