totally drug-resistant tuberculosis

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totally drug-resistant tuberculosis 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE, MICROBIOLOGY 

A strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis*, which is defined by researchers at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) as an atypical Beijing genotype that is resistant to 4 first-line and 6 second-line anti-TB drugs.

*TDR-TB is not yet formally recognised by the WHOTDR-TB has been reported in South Africa, China, India and Russia. 

Abbreviation TDR-TB

Reference JAMA 2013; 309:1097-1098

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