totally drug-resistant tuberculosisJoe Segen2016-12-26T03:37:22+00:00
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 WHO. TDR-TB has been reported in South Africa, China, India and Russia.
Reference JAMA 2013; 309:1097-1098