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Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a new face to an old pathogen.

Annual review of medicine

Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Risk Factors, Humans, etiology, drug therapy, diagnosis, complications

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      The presence and consequences of resistance to drugs used for the treatment of tuberculosis have long been neglected. The recent detection and recognition of widespread multiple-drug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis have raised interest and concern among clinicians and public health authorities globally. In this article, we describe the current global status of drug-resistant tuberculosis. We discuss the development of resistance, current management, and strategies for control.

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      10.1146/annurev.med.60.053107.103955
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