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Tuberculosis

08 September 2010

Multidrug-resistant forms of TB

The second paper in The Lancet series of tuberculosis. This paper focuses on the affects of multidrug-resistant TB, how they are identified and treated.

An estimated 440 000 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) occurred worldwide in 2008 (3,6% of all TB cases that year), but only 7% of these cases were identified and treated.

Drug-resistant TB a major threat

 

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