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Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 101-115
DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2011.101.115
 
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Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A Brief Review

A.G. Nikalje and P. Mudassar

Abstract:
Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a man-made problem. While, tuberculosis is hundred percent curable, MDR-TB is difficult to treat. Inadequate and incomplete treatment and poor treatment adherence has led to this type of drug resistance. Emergence of MDR-TB is reported worldwide. Better management and control of tuberculosis specially drug resistant TB by experienced and qualified doctors, access to standard microbiology laboratory, co-morbidity of HIV and tuberculosis, new anti-TB drug regimens, better diagnostic tests, international standards for second line drugs (SLD) susceptibility testing, invention of newer antitubercular molecules and vaccines and knowing the real magnitude of MDR-TB are some of the important issues to be addressed for effective prevention and management of MDR-TB.
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How to cite this article:

A.G. Nikalje and P. Mudassar, 2011. Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A Brief Review. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 101-115.

DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2011.101.115

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajbs.2011.101.115

COMMENTS
16 September, 2010
Tareq Naveed Siddiqui:
i pleased to grand to autour for their gracious work on this paper, Mycobacterium TB resistant, and tuberculosis re-replace todys main health problem, this is majore problem because of way of treatment and unawaireness of patients. i hope it will be beneficial paper for reseachworkers.
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