Resistance to anti-tuberculosis medications in the Horn of Africa [Notes from the field]
Abstract:We performed drug susceptibility testing among chronic patients hospitalised in the tuberculosis (TB) referral centre of the capital of Djibouti. Among 36 patients tested, 27 had multidrug-resistant TB and four had extensively drug-resistant TB. National guidelines must be revised urgently and the administration of second-line TB medications strictly controlled.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: 1: Catalan Association for the Control of Tuberculosis in the Third World (ACTMON), Barcelona, Spain; and Infectious Disease Department, Hôpital Général Peltier, Djibouti 2: Department of Microbiology, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain
Publication date: March 1, 2011
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