The tip of the iceberg: Alarming increase in the detection of MDR-TB
In this issue of SARJ, Narsingh et al. highlight the alarming and burgeoning problem of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). More recently, this has been supplanted by an increasing burden of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), and resistance beyond XDR-TB. The problem of programmatically incurable TB and its spread, in our communities, from home-discharged index cases has recently been highlighted.
Keertan Dheda, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine & University of Cape Town Lung Institute, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
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Date published: 2017-06-22
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