extensively drug-resistant tuberculosisJoe Segen2016-12-26T00:29:33+00:00
extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
INFECTIOUS DISEASE, MICROBIOLOGY
Any strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is resistant to both first-line anti-TB drugs isoniazid and rifampin, any fluoroquinolone and at least one second-line injectable anti-TB drug.
About 33% of XDR-TB respond to therapy–compared to 48% response rate for multidrug resistance TB; 26% of patients with XDR-TB die of disease.
Synonym Extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, XDR-TB
Reference JAMA 2013; 309:1097-1098