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Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant
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coordinate with specific type of tuberculosis + specific antitubercular agents if pertinent; EXTENSIVELY DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS is also available
Scope Note
Tuberculosis resistant to chemotherapy with two or more ANTITUBERCULAR AGENTS, including at least ISONIAZID and RIFAMPICIN. The problem of resistance is particularly troublesome in tuberculous OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS associated with HIV INFECTIONS. It requires the use of second line drugs which are more toxic than the first line regimens. TB with isolates that have developed further resistance to at least three of the six classes of second line drugs is defined as EXTENSIVELY DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS.
Entry Term(s)
Tuberculosis, Drug-Resistant
Tuberculosis, MDR
Tuberculosis, Multi-Drug Resistant
Previous Indexing
Drug Resistance, Microbial (1990-1993)
Tuberculosis (1990-1993)
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary (1990-1993)
See Also
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
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Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant Preferred
Tuberculosis, Drug-Resistant Broader
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